Avalanche Brakes Recall
GM Expands Recall to Fix Truck, SUV Brakes
December 23, 2005
General Motors is expanding a recall of sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks to include another 553,000 vehicles because of potential problems with brakes.
In August the automaker recalled 804,000 full-size pickup trucks and SUVs in 14 states for the brake problem. In all 1,357,000 pickups and SUVs are now part of the GM recall.
The anti-lock brake system in some vehicles can malfunction and cause an increased stopping distances during low-speed braking.
The expanded recall includes pickup truck and SUVs in Delaware, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.
GM vehicles affected by the recall include the Chevrolet Avalanche and Silverado pickups and the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe SUVs. The GMC Sierra pickup and Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs are also affected. All the vehicles are from the 1999-2002 model years.
GM and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received reports of more than 200 crashes, some minor injuries, involving vehicles linked to the recall.