According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), GM has issued a recall for more than 14,000 trucks and SUVs because the brakes may suddenly be difficult to use and stop the truck or SUV. This creates a serious safety hazard for drivers and passengers in these trucks and SUVs. The specific problem relates to the power brake-assist system, which allows the driver to use less force on the brake pad to stop the vehicle. If this system fails, it becomes much more challenging to make the vehicle stop. This may affect the driver’s perception of the amount of time it will take to stop the truck or SUV. This could lead to a serious injury to the driver, passenger or other people outside the vehicle.
Below is a list of the vehicles that were recalled for this problem:
• 2018 Cadillac Escalade SUVs manufactured between May 22, 2017, and Sept. 30, 2017
• 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup trucks manufactured between April 25, 2017, and Sept. 30, 2017
• 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs manufactured on Aug. 22, 2017
• 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks manufactured between April 25, 2017, and Sept. 30, 2017
• 2018 GMC Yukon SUVs manufactured between May 22, 2017, and Sept. 30, 2017
This recall is something that all drivers should know about. Under the Song-Beverly Act, car manufacturers are required to repair vehicles while they are under warranty. The law also forces manufacturers to repurchase or “buy back” (in a few instances replace the defective car) cars that the company is unable or unwilling to fix after a reasonable number of repair attempts.
If you have leased or own one of the vehicles listed above or another GM, Cadillac, Chevy or GMC that has had a number of repair attempts by the dealer but the problem still exists, you need a Pasadena Lemon Lawyer to help you. Don’t let the manufacturer take advantage of you and allow you to continue to drive the defective and unsafe vehicle you are driving.
Mark Charles Law, APC is located in Los Angeles County and Pasadena. Call us at (626) 844-7710 or contact us online to speak with a California lemon law lawyer today.