The Problem: The rear brake assemblies on certain 2014 Buick LaCrosse and Chevy Malibu models may have been installed on the front. If this is the case, an affected vehicle will experience reduced braking performance, which could increase the risk of a crash. The lifespan of the brake pads will also be shortened.
The Fix: GM will notify owners
by mail, asking them to take the car into a dealer where the brakes will
be inspected and replaced, if needed. Owners can request a courtesy
vehicle until the repair is carried out.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected:
In total, the recall covers 8590 model-year 2014 Buick LaCrosse and
Chevrolet Malibu sedans, 8208 of which are located in the U.S. Of those
vehicles, only 1694 are in customer hands, leaving the rest still on
dealer lots. GM expects a very small percentage of the recalled vehicles
to actually have improperly installed brakes.
Thanks to: Motor Trend