Washington, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—May 7, 2011.
Summary: General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal motor Vehicle Safety Standard NO. 135, “Passenger Car Brake Systems.” Some of these vehicles may have been built with a clearance condition in which the right rear brake hose may contact the tire or wheel rim. If the brake hose repeatedly contacts the tire or wheel rim, a hole could be worn in the brake hose.
Consequence: A damaged brake hose may reduce the effectiveness of the rear brakes and increase the distance required to stop the vehicle. An increased braking distance may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will secure the right rear brake hose to ensure sufficient clearance. This service will be performed free of charge. The Safety Recall is expected to begin on or before May 13, 2011. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 800-630-2438, GMC at 866-996-9463 or www.gmownercenter.com.
Notes: GM’s Safety Recall No. 11126. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.