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GM Under Investigation for Faulty Brake Vacuum Pumps

The investigation covers 2014 through 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, as well as Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, the GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade SUVs

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    GM Under Investigation for Faulty Brake Vacuum Pumps
    AP, File
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    The U.S. government is investigating more than 100 complaints of poor brake performance on 2.7 million General Motors big pickups and SUVs.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a brake vacuum pump can deteriorate, causing increased braking effort and longer stopping distances.

    The agency has 111 consumer complaints including nine crashes and two injuries.

    The investigation covers 2014 through 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. Also involved are Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, the GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade SUVs.

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    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

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    The agency will determine how often the problem happens and whether a recall is necessary.

    GM is monitoring complaints and warranty claims about the brakes and is working with NHTSA to evaluate them, spokesman Tom Wilkinson said Friday.

    Any owner who has a problem with brake performance should have them examined by a GM dealer or independent repair shop, Wilkinson said.

    They should keep receipts because they could be reimbursed for repairs if there is a recall, he added.