WASHINGTON — General Motors is recalling 16,736 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks in North America because the front brake calipers may leak brake fluid, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"This is due to air pockets, an imperfection in the metal caliper body," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "If the vehicle experiences a brake fluid leak, it can increase the stopping distance, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash."
GM issued a stop-delivery order to its dealers until the recall is complete.
GM spokesman Alan Adler told Edmunds on Sunday there are no injuries, crashes or fatalities linked to the recall.
The affected trucks were built from January 6, 2014 to December 24, 2014.
Owners of the affected vehicles may find evidence of brake fluid on the ground by a front tire. If enough fluid is lost, the vehicle will display a brake-system warning light on the instrument panel. GM told federal safety regulators if the defect is present, these warning signs will begin to appear before the vehicle has been driven 1,500 miles.
Chevrolet dealers and GMC dealers will inspect and replace the front brake calipers, if necessary. The recall is expected to begin on July 10. Owners can contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782.
Edmunds says: This recall does not begin for several weeks. If you have an immediate concern or notice a problem, it's best to contact your dealer now.