The recall madness over at General Motors isn't letting up anytime soon, as evidenced by this latest call-back of 8,208 Chevrolet Malibu and Buick LaCrosse sedans. For those keeping track, this is the fifth recall that GM has announced in the past two weeks, not to mention the massive ignition-switch issue from earlier this year.

GM issued a statement saying these sedans are being recalled due to "possible reduced braking performance," according to Automotive News. The problem? Rear brake rotors may have accidentally been installed in the front brake assembly. And since both cars use more robust braking systems up front than out back, braking power could be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.

Automotive News reports that, of the over 8,000 cars being recalled, about 1,700 are currently in the hands of customers, while the others are still in dealer inventory. GM is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to this problem. All of the affected vehicles are from the 2014 model year.

GM has issued a stop-sale, effective May 1, on the cars still at dealers. After the front braking assemblies have been inspected and repaired (if necessary), dealers will be allowed to sell these vehicles.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not yet issued a formal announcement about the recall. Head over to Automotive News for the full report.


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      Christopher Anderson
      • 7 Months Ago
      I... Wha... How do you even do that?! The front rotors are vented and the rear ones aren't! I'm amazed they fit.
      Revis Goodworth
      • 7 Months Ago
      Your tax dollars saved these jobs. Impressive.
        Alfonso T. Alvarez
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Revis Goodworth
        Our tax dollars go towards paying for your food stamps and welfare - we're not impressed by that at all.
      Tariff The Imports
      • 7 Months Ago
      What a train wreck this company is. With issue after issue after issue and such better offerings from competitors, who in their right mind would ever consider a GM product?
        mikemaj82
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Tariff The Imports
        I don't regret my Corvette...or my G8, or G6, or my first car, a Grand Am.
      WindsWilling
      • 7 Months Ago
      You would have to be crazy to buy a GM product. From poor materials for interiors, and even worse quality control which can be life threatening. I don't know who would buy one of their over priced products. I mean, look how much a Tahoe costs these days on top of all this.
      Tom C
      • 7 Months Ago
      Go home, GM. You're drunk.
      rommel88
      • 7 Months Ago
      disaster after disaster..... The world is probably laughing now. Of all GM brand Cadillac is the only one who is doing more or less decent job climbing out of the hole. I would suggest - make a Caddy separate brand (like Toyota did with Lexus, Honda with Acura and Nissan with infinity) and let the rest of them losers sink to hell... they deserved it...
      Jeremiah Goins
      • 7 Months Ago
      From this point on, if you buy a GM it's really on you.
      bullitt2605
      • 7 Months Ago
      Not that I was really thinking GM when I buy something this fall, I still can't get over what a POS the 97 Regal GS we had was. But there is no way they would get back on my list now.
      sloanm101
      • 7 Months Ago
      Sounds like a problem from lazy union members; recall reading an articular about a Regal GS having wood grain installed instead of carbon fiber. Union are always less flexible, maybe this is their new bargaining plan: slowly messing up the products and blaming it on not getting enough benefits -- the struggle life.
        Al Terego
        • 7 Months Ago
        @sloanm101
        So their bargaining chip involves endangering people's lives? I think you're wearing tin-foil hat a little too tight.
      mx5hong
      • 7 Months Ago
      I guess it's a step up from the Chevy Sonic when they were shipped to dealers WITHOUT front brake pads.
      carguy1701
      • 7 Months Ago
      Okay, WHAT THE ****, man.
      S40Powered
      • 7 Months Ago
      GM should give it up. Enough. People need to open their eyes, they're getting awful products.
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