GM Recalls 155,465 Pickups, Vans and SUVsFeb 10, 2005 | AP
General Motors Corp. is recalling 155,465 pickups and sport utility vehicles including the Hummer H2 because of possible brake malfunctions, the world's biggest automaker and federal safety regulators said Thursday.
All of the affected vehicles are from the 2004 and 2005 model years and have Bosch hydro-boost brake assemblies. They are the Chevrolet Avalanche, Express, Silverado and Suburban; the GMC Savana, Sierra and Yukon XL; two commercial trucks, the GMC Topkick and Chevrolet Kodiak; and the Hummer H2, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety.
NHTSA said a pressure accumulator in the braking system could crack during normal driving and fragments could injure people if the hood was open. The crack also could allow hydraulic fluid to leak, which could make it harder to brake or steer and could cause a crash.
GM spokesman Alan Adler said the company did not know of any injuries related to the problem.