Coming on the heels of today’s recall of one million trucks and SUVs for a serious power steering failures, America’s number one car manufacturer has been forced to issue a second major recall. This time for 2018 and 2019 model cars in the United States and Canada. The issue with these vehicles is not the power steering, but the rear breaks.
According to ABC News, “General Motors is recalling more than 240,000 vehicles, mainly in the U.S. and Canada, to fix a problem that could hamper rear brake performance.”
If you own any of the following models, you should follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to take care of the dilemma before you have a serious complication.
“The recall covers many GMC Terrain, Buick Lacrosse and Regal, Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox, Volt, Impala and Bolt vehicles from 2018 and 2019. Also covered is the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu.”
The recall affects a reported 240,000 vehicles.
As of now, no crashes have been reported due to the failure of the breaks, so it seems the car company has gotten ahead of the problem. GM has released the specifics of the defect:
“GM says the rear brake caliper pistons can contain trapped hydrogen gas that could make the brakes feel soft and increase the risk of a crash. GM says it’s not aware of any crashes.”
Owners of these vehicles can expect to receive a formal notice from GM, but if you have experienced any problems with your rear breaks, you are being urged to not wait for the notice. Instead, GM recommends that you contact your dealer to schedule repairs right away.
What will it take to fix the problem? “Dealers will bleed the brakes to remove gas. Once the gas is out GM says the problem won’t happen again.”
That’s certainly good news!
For more information on the latest GM recall, watch the video, below.