WASHINGTON (September 24, 2014) – General Motors is recalling an estimated 221,558 vehicles due to a defective parking brake that is a potential fire risk on late-model Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans, according to a press release by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The GM recall affects 2013 to 2015 Cadillac XTS vehicles and 2014 to 2015 Chevrolet Impala cars, mostly located in the United States, but some are in Canada and other countries. Specifically, the rear parking brake pads may remain engaged leading to excessive heat and a potential fire risk to drivers of these vehicles.
Additionally, the NHTSA warned consumers that these vehicles could cause problems with acceleration or deceleration as well as premature wear and tear to brake components. There are no known reports of collisions due to the defect.
The announcement comes on the heels of one earlier this week by Chrysler Group whose recall of 230,760 SUVs was issued a few days ago due to a fuel pump issue in its 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durangos.
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