GM Recalls 473K Trucks, SUVs Because Brake Pedals Shouldn’t Fail

Screen Shot 2016-02-09 at 3.14.59 PMMost of us take for granted that our car’s brake pedal will work properly when we go to use it. But for the owners of some General Motors trucks and SUVs, that may not be the case.

GM announced Tuesday that it will recall 473,000 model year 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD, and Chevrolet Tahoe vehicles. Some of the recalled trucks are currently being used by police, reports The Associated Press reports.

According to GM, which has yet to submit recall notices with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicles’ brake pedal pivot mechanism can come loose, causing the pedal to loosen, possibly becoming inoperable.

So far, the company says it is unaware of any crashes or injuries resulting from the issue.

The AP reports that dealers will inspect the pivot bolts and make needed fixes. Owners of affected vehicles will be noticed of the recall shortly.

GM recalling 473,000 trucks and SUVs for brake pedal problem [The Associated Press]