GM Recalls 2014 Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Malibu

By | May 09, 2014
General Motors is recalling certain 2014 Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Malibu sedans for a problem that may cause poor braking. In the affected models, the front brake assembly may have accidentally been built with the rear brake rotor, which is thinner. Over time, the higher heat generated from the thinner rotors could reduce the life of the brake pad. This, in turn, reduces brake performance. The recall involves 8,208 vehicles manufactured in the U.S. between January 29 and March 31, 2014. Luckily, most are still on dealership lots, but 1,694 are owned by customers. General Motors says only a small percentage of the recalled cars will actually need repair. No crashes or injuries related to the issue have surfaced.
Consumers will be able to take their vehicles in to GM dealerships to fix the brake rotors and brake pads, if necessary. Until then, affected owners can request a courtesy vehicle from the company. GM will notify owners by mail for more details on the recall. Of course, this new recall comes on the heels of a massive ignition switch issue that affects 2.6 million cars. So far this year, GM has recalled over 6.1 million vehicles in various different campaigns. Source: General Motors