General Motors Canada says it is voluntarily recalling nearly 40,000 SUVs and pickup trucks because a wheel-speed sensor could fail and cause unintended braking.
The automaker issued a similar recall last week in the United States, where 638,000 vehicles are affected.
The recall covers 2015-2020 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, and Yukon and 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles equipped with a 5.3-liter engine, a 3.08-ratio rear axle and four-wheel drive.
The sensor failure could result in unintended activation of the driveline protection system, and cause unintended braking of the wheel on the opposite side of the failed sensor. That could cause the vehicle to pull to one side unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash, the automaker said.
This recall affects approximately 37,373 SUVs and pickup trucks in Canada, a spokeswoman said in an email to Automotive News Canada.
GM said it was not aware of any crashes or injuries in either Canada or the United States relating to the issue but found 150 field claims in the United States alleging the condition caused unintended braking or lateral-vehicle motion.
A GM dealer in May submitted a warranty report relating to the issue in a 2018 GMC Yukon, and two day later, a GM brand quality manager submitted the report to GM’s Speak Up For Safety program that tracks potential safety issues, which prompted a GM investigation and testing.
Greg Layson of Automotive News Canada contributed to this report.