General Motors Company (GM) recalls over 8,000 Chevy Malibu and Buick LaCrosse sedans

Posted May 10, 2014

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) is recalling 8,208 Chevrolet Malibu and Buick LaCrosse 2014 sedans. This is because of a problem with the front brake assembly. This is GM’s fifth recall in the last two weeks.


GM said that the cars are being recalled for ?possible reduced braking performance? because rear brake motors might have been installed in the front brake assembly.

?The condition could significantly shorten front brake pad life and reduce brake system performance, increasing the risk of a crash,? said GM.

Around 1,700 of the cars are in customers’ hands and the rest are in dealer inventory. General Motors said it is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to the problem and said it expects that only a “small percentage” of the recalled vehicles will have the wrong front rotors. GM said in a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration this past week notifying the agency of the recall. General Motors issued a stop-delivery order for the cars on May 1st.

The GM dealers can sell the cars once they have inspected the front brake rotors and may any necessary fixes.

The latest recall brings GM’s recall count this year involves 5.4 million vehicles, including around 2.6 million that have faulty ignition switches that were connected to 13 deaths. Some cars are subject to over one recall. GM is also dealing with at least four federal investigations into the handling of the defective ignition switch.