2012 Chevrolet Sonic Recalled for Missing Brake Pad!

We’ve heard of recalls due to defective significant parts, but never have we seen one for an important component that’s completely missing. Rather embarrassingly, General Motors faces just such a situation with the 2012 Chevy Sonic, their pride and joy in the subcompact segment.
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The first time GM became aware of their error was when a Sonic was brought to a dealership on December 29th. The customer pointed at some strange noises coming from the braking system and the problem was very quickly discovered - a brake pad was missing.

The recall covers some 4,873 Sonic models built from June 2, 2011, through November 21, 2011, all of which reside in Canada and the US. Fortunately, the missing brake pad has not caused any accidents.

"If a brake pad is missing, dealers will install new inner and outer pads, a new brake caliper, and a new rotor. This service will be performed free of charge," GM said in a statement.
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