Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
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GM recalls over 240,000 vehicles to fix rear brake problem

GM recalls over 240,000 vehicles to fix rear brake problem

Click or tap here to search by your VIN number to see if your vehicle is affected. Also affected are 2015 Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon SUVs.

The Problem: Electric power steering assist may be lost momentarily, followed by a sudden return of EPS assist, potentially increasing the difficulty of steering the vehicle, especially at low speeds, as well as increasing the risk of a crash.

FCA had a big Ram recall in August, Ford had one of its own for the F-150 just last week, and now it's GM's turn for a massive pickup truck recall.

The recall campaign hasn't officially begun, so don't rush to call your dealer and set up an appointment to get it fixed just yet. The latest recall covers a total of 1.2 million vehicles, mostly in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Also covered is the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu.

The firm, which started investigating the issue in June after complaints, said the issue is linked to 30 crashes and two injuries but no deaths.

At an unspecified date, dealers will replace the rear calipers and bleed the brake system to clear the lines of trapped gas.

GM said dealerships will provide free software updates to fix the problem.

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