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: certain Regal models may be prone to experience a partial or full loss power brake assist pressure, which may cause affected vehicles to exceed Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for minimum required braking distances.
The hazards: a vehicle with increased stopping distance may be at increased risk of a crash. Additionally, a vehicle that does not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards cannot be sold as new.
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: ECBM software, brakes.
- 2018-2020 Buick Regal
Number of affected vehicles: GM did not say how many vehicles may be affected by this particular issue. The automaker issued a similar recall for 2018 to 2020 model-year Buick Regal units in July, however, which affected approximately 23,734 vehicles.
Owners should: GM will notify owners of affected vehicles and instruct them to make an appointment with their dealer. 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. They may also use the recall and GM contact information included below, or contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with questions and/or concerns.
- GM recall number: N22237090
- Buick Customer Service: 1-800-521-7300
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153