General Motors is at it again. The American auto major has become a name synonymous with recalls. This very problem has caused the manufacturer to lose its reputation and forced its head Mary Barra to visit the courts several times. But it seems despite all this, the corporation has not done much to resolve the problem. I say this because, another recall has been issued, and this time it is the not pertaining to cars a decade old but models which have been recently built, as recent as 2013, 2014 and 2015 model year.
Another 221,558 units have been recalled out of which 205,309 are in the U.S. The models recalled are Cadillac XTS having model year 2013-2015 and Chevrolet Impalas bearing model year 2014-2015. The problem has been identified with the electronic parking brake arm. The company says that after the brake has been used the pads may not retract fully, meaning that they may still be in contact with the discs thus leading to friction and the resultant increase in heat can lead to the occurrence of fire.
GM says that it has not learnt of any accidents or injuries as a result of this and it will notify the owners of the vehicle and get them fixed, completely free of charge.