Buick Regal Recalled For Loss Of Power Brake Assist11
General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall for certain examples of the 2018 to 2020 model-year Buick Regal over an issue related to the power brake assist.
The problem: as a result of a potential vacuum-power brake assist failure, a software error in the factory electronic brake control module (EBCM) of affected vehicles may lead to a loss of power brake assist. These vehicles also fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard #135 related to “light vehicle brake systems” based on this condition.
The hazards: a vehicle with no power brake assist may have a hard-feeling brake pedal with reduced braking performance, requiring more effort to slow the car down. A vehicle with reduced braking performance is at an increased risk of a crash, NHTSA says.
The fix: technicians will be instructed to update the ECBM software in affected vehicles. This remedy does not require repair parts and will be performed at no cost to the vehicle owner.
Affected components: vacuum-power brake assist, ECBM software, hydraulic brakes.
- 2018-2020 Buick Regal
Number of affected vehicles: approximately 23,734 vehicles are believed to be affected by this particular recall action.
Owners should: GM will notify owners of affected vehicles and instruct them to make an appointment with their dealer. Owner notification letters will be mailed starting on August 15th, 2022. If owners are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall, they can visit my.gm.com/recalls and type in their VIN to see any open recalls or other actions that may be active on it.
- NHTSA campaign number: 22V465000
- Buick Customer Service: 1-800-521-7300.
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
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That’s a nice looking car…
We have a 2019 Buick regal sport back gs and we just love it! I will not be purchasing a new car for a long, long time! We want a car, not an SUV or truck!!
Isn’t there a similar problem with the Malibu also…with no recall.
Yates, I believe the Regals in question were made in Russelsheim, Germany while the Malibu is assembled at the Fairfax plant in Kansas. So, it’s possible that there are some component variances between the 2 models and no recall may not be needed for the Malibu
My 2018 TourX needs the fix
I get it that this is news, but it’s also interesting that my first four vehicles had no power brakes, no power steering, no A/C, and a manual transmission! How did we survive?
I remember those vehicles well- we survived with considerable discomfort.
By dying in crashes. The death rate per mile was 3x in 1975 what it is now.
It’s a shame that Buick is going to stop building cars.
Almost bought one of the GS Regals a while ago. Just a beautiful car, but unfortunately it had a bad Carfax.
With the success of the Accord sedans and others in that category, it’s hard to believe GM and Ford are walking away from sedans. It’s almost admitting you can’t compete…
Carfax is that for used cars? As I said we have a 2019 and it’s fantastic!!