Yet Another Recall for General Motors

Published: May 12, 2014

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General Motors has issued its fifth recall for the past two weeks. This time the problem affects 8,208 vehicles, namely 2014 Chevrolet Malibu and Buick LaCrosse sedans.

The company believes there might be a problem with the front brake assembly caused by rear brake rotors being installed in it by mistake. The issue can reduce braking performance and shorten the brake pad’s life, “increasing the risk of a crash”.

Close to 1,700 of the affected vehicles are already sold to customers, while the rest are still in dealerships across the country. GM says it hasn’t received any information of crashes or injuries caused by the braking “and said it expects that only a “small percentage” of the recalled vehicles will have the wrong front rotors.”

A stop-delivery order was issued on May 1st. GM dealerships will be able to sell these models after they have made sure the problem does not affect the vehicles on their lots. If it does, they can still sell them after performing the required fix.

Read the full article in Automotive News.

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Victor Lance is the founder and president of Lance Surety Bond Associates, Inc. He began his career as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving two combat tours. As president of Lance Surety, he now focuses on educating and assisting small businesses throughout the country with various license and bond requirements. Victor graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Business Administration and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.