GM recalls more than 200,000 Cadillacs and Impalas

Sep 20, 2014 6:10 PM

General Motors is recalling 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans because the brake pads can stay partially engaged even when they're not needed, increasing the risk of a fire.

According to the Associated Press, the recall involves Cadillacs from the 2013-2015 model years and Impalas from the 2014 and 2015 model years. There are more than 200,000 vehicles affected in the U.S.. The rest of the vehicles are in Canada and elsewhere.

GM says the electronic parking brake arm that applies pressure to the back of the brake pads may not fully retract after use. If the brake pads stay partially engaged with the rotor, excessive brake heat may result in a fire.

The automaker says it knows of no accidents or injuries related to the defect.

Owners will be notified and GM will make the repairs for free.


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