General Motors announces massive recall

Posted at 12:10 PM, Sep 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-12 14:10:40-04

A massive General Motors recall affects more than 240,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada. The vehicles are being recalled to fix a problem that could impede the performance of the rear brakes.

The recall covers the following 2018 and 2019 vehicles:

Chevrolet– Bolt, Cruze, Equinox, Impala, Malibu and Volt

 Buick– Lacrosse, Regal

Cadillac– XTS

GMC– Terrain

General Motors says hydrogen gas can be trapped in the rear brake caliper pistons and that can make the brakes feel soft and increase the risk of a crash.

No crashes have been reported and the automaker says that dealers can bleed the brakes to remove the gas. Once that’s done, the problem doesn’t reoccur.

GM is preparing to notify owners, but those with concerns can call dealers and schedule repairs beforehand.