'77 Eldorado with 4 wheel discs (rare in '77 for any car) had a non vacuum brake booster system called Hydroboost ... The good old days.
'57 Roadmaster had over assisted power steering, no connection to road whatsoever, and 4 wheel drum brakes ... ate up the highway but handled like it looked on switchback mountain roads and could smell the brakes when I got to the bottom ...
I should have found this forum earlier...jut got the official notice on 8/25/22.I saw someone post this recall on facebook page. I validated on my Buick app.
- No de rappel GM
- No de rappel de Transports Canada
Titre du rappel :
- Date d’émission :
- Jun 30, 2022
Increased Stopping Distance During Certain Brake Vacuum Loss Events
Description du rappel :
General Motors has decided that certain 2018-2020 model year Buick Regal vehicles may fail to conform to S7.11 of Federal/Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (F/CMVSS) No. 135, “Light vehicle brake systems.” Following a partial or full loss of vacuum-brake assist pressure, these vehicles may exceed the stopping-distance requirements in S7.11 of FMVSS 135.
Description du risque pour la sécurité :
If the vehicle’s vacuum-power brake assist partially or fully fails, braking events may require additional stopping distance, depending on the brake-pedal force applied by the driver. Increased stopping distances could increase the risk of a crash.
Description de la réparation :
Dealers will reflash the software in the electronic brake control module (EBCM).
Statut du rappel : INCOMPLET. RÉPARATION NON ENCORE DISPONIBLE
Nothing inaccurate about the PDF file. The dealer will have to reflash some software to remedy this situation. It’s just that the software isn’t ready yet. Let us know if you happen to be a lucky Guinea pig to get the upgrade early.Scheduling annual safety inspection on-line this morning, we were presented with this recall as a recommended service. I haven't spoken to anyone directly at this local dealer so it may be just a scheduling webpage inaccuracy.
With how little I drive nowadays (initially working remotely, now retired early) it will be very unlikely that I experience this problem. Now if they could only fix the intermittent SD card has been removed problem that I once in a great while...Glad I saw this here first, thanks all! Got my letter the other day. Looking forward to what the guinea pigs have to say.
In the meantime, I'll be ready to stand on the brake (like the good-olds...). The letter makes me feel so warm and cozy though - what would we do without nanny's
This would have been handled much different if it were a safety issue.
Let me rephrase, yes it is a safety issue and covered under the the recall. But GM is not advising any one to park there car. As you stated only under very rare circumstances when vacuum is lost.Increased stopping distance is not a safety issue? I understand the parameters when this happens are rare, but that doesn't mean it isn't a safety problem. That's why there is a recall in the first place.
Agreed. Gotta admit, jealous of your early retirement - nice work!With how little I drive nowadays (initially working remotely, now retired early) it will be very unlikely that I experience this problem. Now if they could only fix the intermittent SD card has been removed problem that I once in a great while...