Brake Problem Forces General Motors to Expand SUV and Truck Recall to a Total of 1,357,000 Vehicles

A recall that began in August with 804,000 full-size pickup trucks and SUVs in 14 states has been extended to include an additional 553,000 vehicles and six more states as well as the District of Columbia, according to General Motors Corp.

The problem involved is the unwanted application of the anti-lock brake system that can cause increased stopping distances during low-speed braking. More than 200 crashes and some minor injuries have been linked to the problem described in the recall.

All of the affected vehicles are from the 1999 to 2002 model years. The specific vehicles being recalled include the Chevrolet Avalanche and Silverado pickups and the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe SUVs. The GMC Sierra pickup and Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs are also affected.

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