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Recall 16V802000

Brake Fluid Leaks And Reduces Braking Performance

Recall Details

The front brake caliper piston seals may leak brake fluid, causing braking performance to be reduced. Dealers will inspect the front brake calipers and replace them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

Brake fluid may leak from the front brake caliper piston seals, reducing brake performance. The brake pedal may engage lower than expected, stopping distances could be longer than expected. This could result in an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Cadillac or GMC Truck must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 16096.

Brakes, November 4, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 4, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,844
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V802000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2017 Cadillac XT5 vehicles manufactured April 16, 2016, to May 9, 2016, and 2017 GMC Acadia vehicles manufactured April 19, 2016, to April 22, 2016. The front brake calipers may have a torn or misaligned caliper piston seal which may allow brake fluid to leak.
Consequence
If there is a brake fluid leak, braking performance may be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front brake calipers, replacing the brake caliper assemblies, as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 16096.
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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