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Recall 04V151000

Brake Engagement Delayed

Recall Details

The anti-lock braking system (ABS) may delay response of the braking system for over a second. This can cause longer stopping distances and risk an accident. Dealers will reprogram the ABS traction control system controller free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The braking system may delay responding to the driver pressing the brake pedal by over a second. This can cause increased braking distance and risk an accident.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in May 2004. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number is 04018.

Affected Cars

Brakes, March 29, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 29, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
11,375
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V151000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ALL WHEEL DRIVE, THE ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) MAY IMPROPERLY TEMPORARILY ISOLATE THE DRIVER FROM THE FOUNDATION BRAKE SYSTEM FOR A MAXIMUM OF 1.25 SECONDS.
Consequence
THIS CAN CAUSE IN AN INCREASE IN BRAKING DISTANCE, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ABS TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM CONTROLLER. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON MAY 10, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339.
Notify
GM RECALL NO. 04018. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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