Government reports indicate that General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has recalled Cadillac XTS and Impala Sedans over parts that can be potentially harmful to users. The report shows that the brake pads can stay partly engaged even when not engaged by the driver. This, the company says in its recall application, could generate heat at the brake pads with the potential of causing fire. Chrysler Group LLC on the other hand called Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs because of a potential fuel pump failure and for the installation of protection guard for break boosters.
“Certain vehicles have brake boosters with small crimp joints, and these joints may exhibit corrosion when exposed to water,” the company said. “Should water enter the boosters through corroded joints, a previously unseen occurrence, brake function may be compromised if the water freezes.”
Information posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website indicate that General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) recall could affect up to 221,558 units of both the Cadillacs and the Impalas while Chrysler Group LLC’s recall could affect about 188,723 of the Jeep and Dodges. The recall covers Cadillacs manufactured between 2013-2015 model years and 2014-2015 model years for the Impalas. The most affected in the recall is the U.S., which accounts for about 205,309 vehicles.
General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) will provide the brake software update to owners and dealers for free.
The recall by General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) comes after the company made another recall in February over a faulty ignition switch. The recall expanded to affect up to 2.59 million cars.
Many automakers are building new car models and applying sophisticated technology in the manufacture of the vehicles, leading to the many recalls witnessed in recent times. There has also been greater scrutiny by the automakers and government agencies to identify any potential failure that might cause injury to users.
This article has been written by Victor Ochieng.