General Motors is recalling approximately 23,734 model-year 2018-2020 Buick Regal vehicles due to a software issue that could make braking more difficult. If the vehicle’s vacuum-power brake assist fails, the supplemental hydraulic brake boost may not engage. This could increase stopping distances and require additional pressure on the brake pedal, increasing the risk of a crash.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on August 15, 2022. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 800-521-7300 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will update the electronic brake control module 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.