Recall roundup: GM pickup trucks for braking problems image

General Motors has issued yet another recall, this time affecting some of its pickup trucks because of the braking problems.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of 14,838 units of affected vehicles which will have to be taken back to the dealers. These models may have the leaking front brake calipers because of an imperfection in the caliper body and if this happens, the stopping distance will increase and this can lead to a crash.

“The affected vehicles may experience the front brake calipers leaking brake fluid. This is due to air pockets, an imperfection in the metal caliper body. If the vehicle experiences a brake fluid leak it can increase the stopping distance, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash”, says the NHTSA in its recall summary and consequence.

The affected models are the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and the GMC Canyon pickup trucks, which have been produced between the 6th of January, 2014, and the 24th of December, 2014. Owners of these vehicles will be notified by General Motors and the company’s dealers will be inspecting and replacing the front brake calipers, if necessary, free of charge. The recall should begin on the 10th of July but if you happen to own such a pickup truck and you would like to know more about the topic, you can contact the GM customer service at 1 800 222 1020 (Chevrolet) or 1 800 462 8782 (GMC). The NHTSA vehicle safety hotline can be contacted at 1 888 327 4236.