Approximately 638,000 model-year 2015-20 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe and GMC Yukon SUVs; and model-year 2014-18 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks, all equipped with a 5.3-liter engine, a 3.08-ratio rear axle and four-wheel drive are being recalled due to a faulty wheel-speed sensor which communicates the vehicle’s speed to key systems such as the antilock braking system. If a sensor fails, a software error will tell the vehicle to activate the brakes on the wheel opposite the failed sensor, pulling the vehicle to one side unexpectedly and increasing the risk of a crash.
Chevrolet and GMC manufacturer GM did not immediately announce an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-630-2438, GMC at 800-462-8782 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will reprogram the brake system software.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.