General Motors announced it is recalling 638,000 SUVs and pickups for wheel speed sensors that could fail. If the sensors do fail, the problem could lead to unintended braking, the company said in a recent statement.
Currently, GM is not aware of any crashes directly related to the problem. The recall campaign affects the 2015 – 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and GMC Yukon, as well as the 2014 – 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500. All affected vehicles have the 5.3-liter V8 engine with a 3.08 rear axle ratio and four-wheel drive, according to the recall notice.
Failing wheel speed sensors could inadvertently activate the driveline protection system. If that happens, the system could brake the wheel on the other side of the failed sensor, causing the vehicle to pull drastically to one side, increasing the risk of a crash. GM said it found 150 field claims, and a dealer submitted a warranty report documenting the issue on a 2018 GMC Yukon.
Dealers will reprogram the electronic brake control module free of charge as part of the recall campaign.
- Recall number: N192261050
- Recall website: my.gm.com/recalls
- Chevrolet Customer Care: (800) 630-2438
- GMC Customer Care: (800) 462-8782
Affected vehicles include:
- 2014 – 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
- 2014 – 2018 GMC Sierra 1500
- 2015 – 2020 Chevrolet Suburban
- 2015 – 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe
- 2015 – 2020 GMC Yukon