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GM Recalls 900k Vehicles For Brake, Battery Problems

(RTTNews) - General Motors Co. has issued two recalls for more than 900,000 cars and trucks worldwide for faulty brake software and battery-related fire risks.

The recalls cover around 814,000 vehicles in the United States, and some vehicles are included in both recalls, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA.

The action was initiated after one report of fire, but no injuries have been linked to both issues. As per NHTSA documents, both recalls will begin January 27 in the US and dealers of the respective vehicles will fix the related issues for free.

The first recall covers more than 550 thousand vehicles worldwide and around 464 thousand vehicles in the country. These include 2019 light-duty Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Cadillac CT6 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles. The company noted that a software error can disable the vehicle's electronic stability control or anti-lock brake system, increasing the risk of a crash.

Further, the company is recalling more than 400 thousand 2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks for battery issues. These include around 350,371 vehicles in the U.S.
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