Safety expert: GM put 2019 pickup owners at risk after brake issues found

The Center for Auto Safety’s Executive Director Jason Levine doesn’t buy it.

“Once you discover that it is the brakes, you do everything you can to notify everyone and that shouldn’t take (CEO) Mary Barra to weigh in,” said Levine. “That’s a low-level decision.”

by Jamie L. LaReau

Feb 6, 2020

 

General Motors is contacting about 900 customers who’ve complained of brake failure in their pickups to come in for an immediate fix.

The automaker also is warning about 160,000 owners of 2019 GMC or Chevrolet light-duty pickups to not drive the vehicles if “Service Brake Assist” or “Service ECS” warnings illuminate on the instrument panel.

That’s because the power brakes could fail, requiring hard manual braking or holding the emergency brake to stop the vehicle.

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