General Motors recalled over a half a million trucks and SUVs due to an issue with the wheel breaking.
GMC pickup trucks from 2014 to 2018, as well as Chevrolet and GMC SUVs from 2015 to 2020 are involved in this recall. These are vehicles that are equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 engine, four wheel drive, and a 3.08-ratio rear axle.
The problem is that one of the wheels can brake unexpectedly, leading to a crash and putting the driver, passengers, and other drivers at risk of injury or death. This can occur during times when the vehicle is driving at speeds of 41 to 60 mph, or when it is in all-wheel-drive or automatic mode.
This is known as the wheel-speed sensor, in charge of communicating with the vehicle’s antilock braking system. A software error is responsible for telling the vehicle to put on the brakes of the wheel opposite of the failed sensor. This is where the increased risk of crash or injury can occur. The driver may see a warning light about Stabilitrak failure or ABS failure.
So far, there have been no injuries. General Motors plans to notify owners of the problem and reprogram the system free of charge. The GM number for this recall is: N192261050
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