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Recall 13V342000

Rear Brake Caliper Bolts Loose

Recall Details

The bolts that secure the rear brake calipers may not have been tightened properly. Dealers will inspect the bolts on both rear caliper brackets and tighten any that are loose free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The bolts that mount the rear brake calipers may have been left loose, resulting in a possibly loss of braking.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in 2013. 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 13247.

Brakes, August 6, 2013

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 6, 2013
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
10
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
13V342000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Summary
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Suburban vehicles manufactured July 9, 2013, through July 22, 2013; and 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe vehicles manufactured July 16, 2013, through July 23, 2013; and model year 2014 GMC Yukon vehicles manufactured July 13, 2013, through July 18, 2013; and model year 2014 GMC Yukon XL vehicles manufactured on July 22, 2013. The rear brake caliper bolts may not be fully tightened. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
Consequence
Loose caliper bolts may cause reduced braking performance and result in lengthened stopping distances, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the bolts on both rear brake caliper brackets. Any bolts found loose will be replaced and tightened. This service will be performed, at no charge. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 and GMC at 1-800-462-8782. GM's recall number is 13247.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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