Gnarly Recall News: GM, Hyundai, Land Rover Issue Callbacks

GM is recalling more than 800,000 full-size pickups and SUVs, after an investigation by the NHTSA into incidents of antilock brake malfunction. In reported cases, the agency noted ABS engaged unecessarily at low speed, increasing stopping distances, which (all together now) "may result in a crash." Affected vehicles include Chevrolet Avalanche and Silverado pickups and Suburban and Tahoe SUVs, along with GMC Sierra pickups and Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs, all from the 1999-2002 model years, according to the NHTSA.

In addition, Hyundai announced it was recalling 36,000 of its spanky new 2006 Sonatas to correct a design flaw in which the front seat belts could cause the the front seats to recline unexpectedly. For Land Rover, the recall affects 17,263 LR3 SUVs, which may have defective fuel tanks.

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