Posts tagged GMC Sierra
GM recalls over 3 million pickups and SUVs to repair brake issues

General Motors is recalling more than 3.4 million big pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S to fix a brake problem.

The recall covers the:

  1. 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado

  2. 2014-2018 GMC Sierra 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups

  3. 2015-2017 Cadillac Escalade

  4. 2015-2018 GMC Yukon

  5. 2015-2018 Chevy Suburban

  6. 2015-2018 Chevy Tahoe

GM says that as it ages, the pump in the power-assist brakes can put out less vacuum power than needed, increasing stopping distance and the risk of a crash.

The recall acknowledgment from NHTSA can be found here and here is a brief summary:

Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,456,111

Problem Description: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Cadillac Escalade, 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, 2015-2018 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Yukon vehicles. The amount of vacuum created by the vacuum pump may decrease over time.

Consequence: As the vacuum level drops, the brake assist decreases, increasing braking effort, extending the distance required to stop the vehicle, thereby increasing the risk of a crash. Remedy: GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the Electronic Brake Control Module, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-630-2438, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N192268490.

If you’re in California and own one of these vehicles and have had brake issues, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU! Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you! Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

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Transmission Class Action regarding 2015-2019 Cadillac, Canyons and Camaro

There is a new class action developing for owners of the

  1. 2015-2019 Chevrolet Silverado

  2. 2017-2019 Chevrolet Colorado

  3. 2015-2019 Chevrolet Corvette

  4. 2016-2019 Chevrolet Camaro

  5. 2015-2019 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV

  6. 2016-2019 Cadillac ATS, ATS-V, CTS, CT6, and CTS-V

  7. 2015-2019 GMC Sierra, Yukon, and Yukon XL, and Yukon Denali XL

  8. 2017-2019 GMC Canyon

The transmission complaints revolve around hesitations, shakes, shudders, jerks, clunking and hard shifts that occur due to the design of the GM 8L90 and GM 8L45 transmissions. The class action goes on to suggest that the transmission defect is a safety issue and can also cost consumers extra money in repairs.

All this coupled with the fact that GM cut their power train warranties from 5 years and 100,000 miles to 5 years and 60,000 miles (which ever comes first) can definitely add up to more frustrated consumers who purchased these vehicles

A copy of the class action complaint, filed on 12/18/2018, can be accessed here. The name of it is Duffy v. General Motors, LLC

If you’ve taken your Silverado, Colorado, Corvette, Camaro, Escalade, Sierra or Canyon to a dealership for issues above, from transmission issues to any other warranty concern, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

Government NHTSA begins to look into GM Brake Failures

A few months ago, I wrote about the class action Harris v. GM (filed by a different firm), which revolves around brake booster and brake vacuum pump failure in several newer, SUV GM vehicles. Now, finally, after enough complaints were made, NHTSA has now opened an investigation into GM and those vehicles. This investigation includes more than 2.7 million vehicles after the government received 111 complaints about hard brake pedals in Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC models.

The models covered are:

  • 2014 -2016 Cadillac Escalade

  • 2014-2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV

  • 2014 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

  • 2014-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • 2014-2016 Chevrolet Suburban

  • 2014-2016 Chevrolet Tahoe

  • 2014-2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit

  • 2014-2015 GMC Denali

  • 2014-2016 GMC Sierra 1500

  • 2014-2016 GMC Sierra Denali

  • 2014-2016 GMC Yukon

  • 2015-2016 GMC Yukon Denali

  • 2014-2016 GMC Yukon Denali XL

  • 2014-2016  GMC Yukon XL

From NHTSA’s webpage:

Brake Vacuum Pump Failure

NHTSA Action Number: PE18012

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, SERVICE BRAKES

Opened From: November 20, 2018–Present

Summary

The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has received 111 reports of hard brake pedal effort accompanied by extended stopping distance in model years (MY) 2014 to 2016 General Motors (GM) light trucks based on the K2XX platform, 1500 series Pickup Trucks and Sport Utility Vehicles (Silverado, Sierra, Suburban, Yukon, Tahoe, Escalade). These conditions are attributed to deterioration of the engine-driven brake assist vacuum pump. Nine of these incidents included vehicles incurring damage as a result colliding with another vehicle or fixed object at low speeds.

The brake assist vacuum pump is driven by an accessory belt on the engine and serves as the source of power brake vacuum in the subject vehicles. Over time, the pump's capacity to generate vacuum may deteriorate. The subject vehicles receive supplemental hydraulic brake assist from the ABS system, albeit at lower levels than the vacuum-powered primary system. If the brake assist vacuum pump fails to operate as intended, the amount of brake power assist supplied to the driver can be significantly reduced, extending the subject vehicle stopping distance.

A Preliminary Evaluation has been opened to assess the scope, frequency, circumstances, and safety consequences of the alleged defect.

The website can be found here.

If you're in California and you’ve taken your 2014-2017 GM vehicle to a dealership for issues above, from brake failure, brake booster failure or any warranty condition, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU! Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!


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Chevy Shake

Multiple owners of the 2014-2017 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra have noted an odd occurrence. Around 45 MPH, the vehicle will begin to shake the entire vehicle, including the floor boards, seats, bed and cabin.

The AutoGuide goes on to describe the issue as: 

Online forums and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) complaints database are flooded with posts alleging that GM’s full-size SUVs, including the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade, all exhibit the same off-putting traits: unexplainable wind buffeting and vibration. Many of the complaints allege that these problems also affect the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra.

GM issued a preliminary information bulletin (PIT) over the issue. Poorly attached roof sheet metal is the main issue that GM looked to fix and instructions for doing so are located in PIT5318B. To perform the fix, technicians have to remove the vehicle’s headliner and inspect the roof bows for proper bonding with the roof sheet metal. If there is an issue, the bonding must be completely redone, which means new panel control vibration material is packed into the roof of all SUVs that have received this fix.

The PIT is accessible here and only covers the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe and GMC Yukon.  

If you're in California and you’ve taken your Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra to a dealership for issues above, from shakes, suspension issues or vibrations, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  

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New GM Brakes Class Action filed.

A California couple has filed a class action lawsuit against General Motors (GM) alleging the company knowingly installed defective braking systems in thousands of Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC Trucks and SUVs and failed to inform consumers of the dangers posed by the faulty systems.

The suit, filed by Scott and Samantha Peckerar, cites an “irreparable and defective braking system supplied in all of the Class vehicles.” The suit alleges the defect makes it difficult to stop with the brake pedal becoming hard, requiring the driver to use much more force to slow the vehicle, severely and suddenly compromising the distance required to stop.

The class action complaint was filled in United States District Court, Central District of California, Eastern Division. It goes on to allege the defective braking systems were installed in all of the following vehicles::

  • 2015 to present Cadillac Escalades

  • 2014 to present Chevrolet Silverados

  • 2015 to present Chevrolet Suburbans

  • 2015 to present Chevrolet Tahoes

  • 2014 to present GMC Sierras

  • 2015 to present GMC Yukon/Yukon XLs

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GM recalls 1.2M pickups, SUVs for power steering problem

GMis recalling more than one million pickup trucks and SUV’s in the U.S. for a steering defect

The defect has been linked to 30 crashes and two injuries. The trucks can lose their electronically controlled power steering momentarily before it suddenly comes back on, causing the driver to have difficulty steering, GM said in a filing to federal safety regulators. The flaw causes drivers to lose control especially at slower speeds.

A GM spokesman said the company is aware of 30 accidents and two injuries but no fatalities.

GM said the defect is caused by a software problem in the electronic-power-steering module. Dealers will update the software to fix the problem for free.

The recall consists of:

  • 2015 Chevrolet Silverado

  • 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 pickups

  • 2015 Chevy Tahoe

  • 2015 Chevy Suburban

  • 2015 Cadillac Escalade

  • 2015 GMC Yukon SUVs.

If you're in California and you’ve taken your GM vehicle to a dealership for any issue, ranging from steering issues, transmission stalling, transmission failure, overheating, or any other warranty concern, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU! Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you! Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra Shakes, aka The Chevy Shake

GM engineers can’t seem to pinpoint the cause of a systemic 'shaking' in vehicles riding on GM’s K2XX platform, such as the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.  Owners have aptly titled the issue "The Chevy Shake"

The AutoGuide goes on to describe the issue as: 

Online forums and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) complaints database are flooded with posts alleging that GM’s full-size SUVs, including the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade, all exhibit the same off-putting traits: unexplainable wind buffeting and vibration. Many of the complaints allege that these problems also affect the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra.

GM issued a preliminary information bulletin (PIT) over the issue. Poorly attached roof sheet metal is the main issue that GM looked to fix and instructions for doing so are located in PIT5318B. To perform the fix, technicians have to remove the vehicle’s headliner and inspect the roof bows for proper bonding with the roof sheet metal. If there is an issue, the bonding must be completely redone, which means new panel control vibration material is packed into the roof of all SUVs that have received this fix.

The PIT is accessible here and only covers the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe and GMC Yukon.  

PIT PIT5451A was also released and says it "This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician about vehicles that have a vibration at highway speed. Technician will need to replace the wheel for a rolled lip of aluminum in the hub opening."  That covers the following vehicles:

  • 2011, 2014 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500
  • 2011-2016 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500
  • 2013 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 3500
  • 2014 GMC SIERRA 1500
  • 2011-2016 GMC SIERRA 2500
  • 2011-2013, 2015-2016 GMC SIERRA DENALI

If you're in California and you’ve taken your Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra to a dealership for issues above, from shakes, suspension issues or vibrations, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  

 

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General Motors Brakes Class Action - Harris v. General Motors, LLC

A class action lawsuit was filed on October 23, 2017 in a Texas court alleging that General Motors vehicles have brake booster problems that necessitate the replacements of the boosters and master cylinders.

The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Texarkana Division - John J. Harris, et. al., v. General Motors Company (5:2017cv00180). Class counsel is Wyly and Rommel and can be reached here: https://www.wylyrommel.com/

The proposed GM brake failure class-action lawsuit includes all former and current owners and lessees of the following vehicles:

  • 2015-2016 Cadillac Escalade

  • 2014-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • 2015-2016 Chevrolet Suburban

  • 2015-2106 Chevrolet Tahoe

  • 2014-2016 GMC Sierra 1500

  • 2015-2016 GMC Yukon

The lawsuit alleges GM's strategy is to engage in deception upon customers, while even technical service bulletins allegedly contain false and deceptive information about fixing the defects because the repairs do not fix the vehicles and the statements are designed to mislead dealers and vehicle owners.

According to the lawsuit, GM issued a series of service bulletins to dealers regarding the brake problems.  

If you’re in California and you own a Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Sierra or GMC Yukon and have experienced any issues related to premature brake wear or any other concern that was covered under the manufacturer's warranty, please contact us immediately at 424-299-4447 for a free consultation for information regarding your vehicle and a potential lemon law claim!