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2014 Chevy Malibus added to GM recall list

Malibus being recalled due to faulty braking system.
Malibus being recalled due to faulty braking system.
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General Motors has now issued its latest recall for 140,067 2014 Chevrolet Malibus with a 2.5-liter engine and a stop/start system, due to problems with the electronic brake control module that may disable their brake vacuum assist and hydraulic boost assist, thus forcing drivers to step down harder on the brake pedals to bring the their vehicles to a full stop. It was also noted that this can increase the distance it takes for the car to come to a halt, thus raising the risk of collision. in which case "increased brake-pedal effort and stopping distance will be required, increasing the risk of a crash,"

This new action brings the number of recalled GM vehicles up to at least 8.5 million for the year (so far). It should also be noted that the National Legal and Policy Center, posted a letter on its Web site written to General Motors CEO Mary Barra requesting the recall of approximately 6 million pickups and SUVs from the 1999-2003 model years for brake line corrosion, noting that the NHTSA has been investigating the problem for the past three years after receiving nearly 900 consumer complaints.