Thursday, September 20

GM Recalls Nearly 230,000 Vehicles Over Brake Issue

GM announced it will recall around 210,000 vehicles in the U.S. and 19,000 vehicles in Canada because of an issue with the brake system that could causeĀ an unsafe driving condition.

The affected vehicles are the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac XTS, GMC Terrain, and Chevrolet Bolt EV, Cruze, Equinox, Impala, Malibu and Volt, from the 2018 and 2019 model years.

The issue centers around the rear brake pistons which were improperly chromed and tempered during the manufacturing process. Hydrogen gas can remain trapped in the piston body which may make the brakes feel soft and take longer to stop the vehicle.

Sounds like a familiar issue? FCA and Mercedes recently announced similar recalls.

To resolve this issue, GM dealers will bleed the rear brakes as necessary to remove any gas.

GM said it is not aware of any crashes caused by the issue.


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