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Important Details About The New GM Vehicle Recalls


Vehicle recalls are a pretty common occurrence in the U.S. After all, no machine is perfect, and because vehicles are mass-produced, when one vehicle has a defect it’s possible that thousands have the same flaw. Still, we understand that having your car recalled can be a hassle—which is why we’re here to help you with the most recent GM recall notice.

Two significant GM recalls have been issued: One involving GM pickup trucks and SUVs dating back to 2015 models, and another that involves various models of GM cars, trucks, and SUVs. Not all vehicles being recalled are affected — about 1 million vehicles were recalled, though no injuries have been reported — but the recall includes many newer GM models to assure safety.

If you’re unsure if your vehicle has been recalled by GM, you can search by VIN here, or continue reading and contact your local Marshall GM dealer to learn when and how to receive recall repairs. Make sure to read each recall notice carefully so that you understand what parts are involved and what the recall entails, and you’ll be maintaining both your truck and your family’s peace of mind.


2017 and 2015 GM Pickup Truck and SUV Recalls

For GM pickup trucks and certain SUVs, there is a chance that the power-assisted steering can briefly shut down. GM says this can happen due to a sudden drop and rise of voltage, usually when the driver is making a slow-speed turn, which can increase your risk of a crash. Only about 2% of GM trucks and SUVs may have this flaw, but all vehicles listed below have been recalled as an extra safety measure.

Which 2015-17 GM Models Were Recalled?

Most models affected are from 2017, but if you aren’t sure your vehicle is included in the recall, please take the time to call your dealership and find out more information.

  • Chevrolet Silverado
  • GMC Sierra 1500 pickup
  • Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Chevrolet Suburban SUV
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • GMC Yukon SUV

What should you do if your vehicle is affected? Your local GM dealer will be able to update the power steering at no cost to you. Simply contact your GM dealership for recall information.

2018 and 2019 GM Recalls

There is a flaw in the rear brake pistons that can cause gas to form in the braking system’s hydraulic circuit. The brakes may become softer, which could cause a variety of issues on the road. Drivers with this issue might discover that the brakes act more slowly, which can easily create a collision.

General Motors’ recall affects 210,628 vehicles in the US. If you own a vehicle that is part of this recall, it’s essential that you visit your local GM Service Center for an inspection.

Which 2018-19 GM Models Were Recalled?

The recall includes the following 2018 and 2019 GM vehicles:

  • Chevrolet Bolt
  • Chevrolet Cruze
  • Chevrolet Equinox
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Chevrolet Malibu
  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Cadillac XTS
  • Buick LaCrosse
  • Buick Regal
  • GMC Terrain


Sorry for the bad news, but there’s good news just over the horizon for those of you who are impacted by these new GM recalls. Our McCarthy Chevy Buick GMC dealership has numerous appointments available for free recall service and repairs. Most recall work can be completed promptly, and they’re all paid for by General Motors. Simple schedule your recall service appointment in Marshall, MO, or contact our GM dealership near Warrensburg at 660-886-7495 to speak with one of our technicians. Drive safe!



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