GM is recalling certain mid-sized cars from the
2014 model year equipped with a 2.5 liter gasoline engine with
the automatic stop/start option because the hydraulic boost
assist could become disabled, according to documents posted
online on Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety
Slowing or stopping the vehicle could require additional brake
pedal effort and a lengthened stopping distance, increasing the
risk of a crash, according to the filing.
GM is in the midst of recalling 2.6 million cars to replace
defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths.
GM officials were not immediately available to comment.
GM said in the NHTSA documents that the brake issue was
discovered during development testing for an upcoming model on
April 24, and after further testing an order for dealers to stop
selling the cars was issued May 7.
Dealers will update the electronic brake control module
software, according to the filing. The recall is expected to
begin around May 30.
In a separate filing, GM is also recalling 477 Chevy Silverado
and GMC Sierra pickup trucks and Chevy Tahoe SUVs in the United
States because an improperly tightened tie rod may result in the
loss of steering and increase the risk of a crash. The 2014
model year is affected for pickups trucks and the 2015 model
year for SUVs.
Dealers will inspect the tie rods to ensure they are properly
tightened and replace steering gear as necessary, according to
the filing. The recall began on Wednesday.
(Reporting by Ben Klayman in Detroit; Editing by Sofina
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