General Motors is recalling 638,068 of its Chevrolet and GMC SUVs and pickups because the wheel-speed sensor can fail. If that happens, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says, the vehicle can pull to one side unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.
This only affects SUVs and pickups equipped with a 5.3-liter engine, a 3.08-ratio rear axle and four-wheel drive, NHTSA says.
What’s the problem?: If a wheel-speed sensor fails, the electronic-brake control module software may activate the driveline-protection system. That could cause unintended braking on the wheel on the opposite side of the failed sensor, causing the vehicle to pull to one side unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash, NHTSA says.
Vehicles involved: The recall covers 638,068 GM SUVs and pickup trucks:
- 2015-2020 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe SUVs
- 2015-2020 GMC Yukon SUVs
- 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup trucks
- 2014-2018 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks
What’s the fix?: Dealers will reprogram the electronic brake control module free of charge.
What owners should do: You can find out whether the recall affects your vehicle by using Carfax’s recall check tool. There is no date yet for the recall launch.
If your vehicle is affected, you should check with your local dealer to see if they have received instructions on how to perform the repair and if they have the necessary parts. You can use this page to find a local repair shop through Carfax.
If you want to talk to GM, you can call them at the following numbers: Chevrolet owners can call (800) 630-2438. GMC owners can call (800) 462-8782.
GM campaign number: N192261050
NHTSA campaign number: 19V761
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