General Motors announced once again the recall of an impressive number of vehicles. The famous company decided to recall over 221,000 cars linked to a brake fire risk.
So, General Motors has just announced its 67th recall for this year. In this new recall there are included 221,558 new models of the Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala. Apparently, GM found that these models have defective electronic parking brake arms and could lead to too much heat, which can become a fire hazard.
As imagined, most of the affected vehicles are found in the United States, including a number of 205,309 cars. The rest of the vehicles are in Canada, as well as in other parts of the world. A spokesperson for General Motors said that the popular car maker initially recalled 132,000 vehicles, but then the recall was expanded to this impressive number of cars.
“If the brake drag is significant or if the vehicle is operated for an extended period of time in this condition, there is a potential for the rear brakes to generate significant heat, smoke and sparks,” General Motors said in its statement. The same statement indicated that fortunately there were no accidents linked to this problem. The popular company revealed that they will notify owners of the affected cars.
Naturally, as GM did in all the recalls issued so far, the repairs will be made for free in all cases. The new recall was announced on Saturday on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall involves Cadillacs from the 2013-2015 model years and Impalas from the 2014 and 2015 model years.
This year, General Motors has recalled an impressive number of vehicles, 29.3 million, from which about 26 million in the United States, only. The popular car maker has been involved in a huge scandal, linked to the ignition switches problem. It has been claimed that GM failed to make the needed repairs on its vehicles that had the faulty defect, although it knew about the problem for years. No less than 19 deaths have been linked to the issue.
Linked to the ignition switches problem, General Motors received a record fine, of no less than $35 million.