General Motors and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall for the 2018 model year Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra and numerous other full-size SUV models over an issue with the power brake assist pump.
The problem: according to a NHTSA filing, the output of the mechanical vacuum pump in affected vehicles may decrease over time, resulting in reduced power brake assist.
The hazards: A decrease in brake assist can increase the brake pedal effort and distance required to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. The NHTSA filing did not say if any accidents or injuries have been traced back to this problem.
The fix: GM says dealers will reprogram the Electronic Brake Control Module in the affected vehicles, which should remedy the issue. These repairs will be done at no cost to the owner.
Affected components: brakes, hydraulic power brake assist pump, Electronic Brake Control Module.
- 2018 Cadillac Escalade
- 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500
- 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe
- 2018 GMC Sierra 1500
- 2018 GMC Yukon
Number of affected vehicles: a total of 14,620 vehicles in the United States are affected by this problem.
Owners should: owners are advised to wait for GM to get in contact with them, at which point they will be instructed to make an appointment at a dealership. The recall is expected to begin on November 16th, 2020. Owners with questions or concerns can contact Chevrolet, Cadillac or GMC customer service using the contact information below. Affected owners can also search all recall actions or campaigns that may be active on their vehicle by punching their VIN into the dedicated GM Owner Center landing page.
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GMC Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782
- Cadillac Customer Service: 1-800-333-4223
- GM recall number: N202300860
- NHTSA campaign number: 20V603000
- NHhttps://gmauthority.com/blog/category/business/quality/recall/TSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153