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GM Truck Automatic Emergency Braking Problems Prompts Recall

Certain 2023 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks are being recalled because its faulty camera system may trigger the Automatic Emergency Braking system unexpectedly.

The Veoneer front camera module is supposed to detect potential obstacles in front of the vehicles. When an obstacle is detected, the AEB system is supposed to engage by triggering the brakes. The front collision alert system is supposed to operate at any speed above 5 mph and the AEB system typically operates in a speed range between 5 mph and 85 mph, according to internal documents.

However, a Recall Safety Report states that faulty software calibration causes the front camera module (FCM) system to detect obstacles that aren’t there causing the AEB system to stop or slow down the vehicle at random. This unexpected deceleration or sudden stop can increase the risk of a crash.

An estimated 55,755 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon vehicles are affected by the recall. Thus far, General Motors received 234 field complaints in the United States, five of which involved accidents and three of which involved minor injuries.

In September 2023, General Motors opened an investigation into GM vehicles equipped with the FCM system after receiving reports of random AEB engagement in vehicles in China. The investigation included comparisons of field data regarding vehicle production in the U.S. and China. GM and GM’s supplier tested the FCM systems and found that the system’s software will detect nonexistent obstacles under certain conditions. This false detection would trigger the AEB systems and cause the vehicles to decelerate or stop completely.

On February 15, 2024, General Motors decided to conduct a safety recall.

GM AEB recall notices are expected to be mailed to April 8, 2024. Dealers will update the front camera module software.

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