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GM tests Pontiac Vibe brakes against unintended acceleration in wake of Matrix recall

by Michael Harley (RSS feed) on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 12:58PM

Determined to allay any concerns that the Pontiac Vibe – a clone of the recalled Toyota Matrix – has safety issues with its brakes, General Motors conducted its own vehicle tests over the weekend at its Milford Proving Grounds. "We ran the Vibe wide open at 60 miles an hour and the brakes were able to bring the vehicle to a safe stop within 169 meters, consistent with our internal requirement for brake performance," said Martin Hogan, GM director of brake systems. While the tests may have successfully exonerated the Vibe's braking capability in a controlled unintended... Read More

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