2014 Chevrolet Malibu, Buick LaCrosse Recalled Over Braking Issue

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General Motors just announced its fifth call-back in the past two weeks. This time, the recall operation involves both the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu and Buick LaCrosse sedans, which may suffer from "possible reduced braking performance".
According to in-house estimates, 8,208 units of the aforementioned models were assembled with the rear brake rotors in the front brake assemblies. Out of the 8,208 vehicles, about 1,700 have been sold to customers, while the rest of the lot haven't left dealership inventories.

Fortunately, GM hasn't been informed as of yet of any crashes or injuries related to this inexcusable production error. The mix-up could significantly reduce front brake pad life, reducing overall breaking power, which increases the risk of an accident.

Dealers are said to inspect and replace the braking assemblies in their own servicing departments as soon as possible, while affected owners are advised to contact the nearest Buick or Chevrolet dealer for repair appointments. If you're having doubts, owners can contact Chevy at 800-222-1020 or Buick at 800-521-7300 to provide the VIN of their cars and find out if they're part of the recall operation.

We remind you that the last 5 months saw GM recall no less than 19 different models totaling 5.4 million vehicles for a number of faults, chief among which are the 2.6 million cars affected by glitchy ignition switches.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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