Auto manufacturing giant General Motors (GM) recently issued a recall on thousands of new mid-sized sedan models due to an error that was made when installing the brakes of the vehicles, an article of CBS News reported on May 16.
In the recall documents released by GM, at least 8,200 2014 Chevrolet Malibu and Buick Lacrosse sedans were affected by a front brake issue. The brake rotors that were supposed to be installed in the rear were mistakenly installed in the front and vice versa. The rear-designated brake rotors are much thinner than the front-designated ones and would thus wear out quickly when placed in the front.
Owners of the recalled sedans may experience unexpected braking delay or braking failure in the front wheels. GM stated that they they have not been notified of any accidents involving the brakes of the affected sedans. Owners of the recalled sedans will be notified on May 29 for the repair of their vehicles.
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