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GM Recall: Almost 133,000 Cadillac and Chevrolet Vehicles Affected

Some of you might remember that the China-spec Cadillac XTS luxury sedan has been recalled recently for a problem with the control module software that governs the vehicle's brakes. But an XTS-related glitch is also affecting just under 133k General Motors vehicles located in the United States of America.
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Official GM documents published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration inform that 132,921 cars are subjected to a recall campaign that involves the 2013 - 2015 model year Cadillac XTS and 2014 - 2015 Chevrolet Impala as well. On this occasion, GM tells the fault consists of a parking brake piston arm that may not fully retract.

Because of the previously mentioned glitch, brakes of XTS models built between February 14th, 2012 and August 22nd, 2014, together with Impala vehicles assembled between January 15th, 2013 and August 22nd, 2014, are prone to stay partially engaged after the parking brake was disengaged by the driver. Naturally, that leads to premature wear of the brake pads, while brake rotors may cause excessive heat, a condition that could translate to a vehicle fire.

Fortunately, General Motors isn't aware of accidents or injuries related to the fault, which is reassuring. In this regard, the American manufacturer told that the recall campaign is expected to begin this month and dealer service departments will update the e-brake software to neutralize the glitch, free of charge. Affected owners can contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or Cadillac at 1-800-458-8006.

 
 
 
 
 

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