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GM Recalls 3.4 Million Pickups and SUVs For Brake Problem

General Motors (GM) is recalling more than 3.4 million large pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S due to a brake problem.

The recall affects Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup models from 2014 through 2018, Cadillac Escalades from 2015 to 2017, and the GMC Yukon and Chevy Suburban and Tahoe from 2015 through 2018.

According to the automaker, a pump in the power-assist brakes can put out less power than needed, increasing the distance needed to come to a full stop and increasing the risk of a crash.

The recall comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began investigating last November. It is unclear at this time how many accidents or injuries can be attributed to this defect.

Owners were notified beginning September 6th about the recall. Dealers will recalibrate the electronic brake control module free of charge and this should fix the issue.

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