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GM Recalls 200K Cars for Braking Issues

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September 12, 2018—General Motors is issuing a recall on 210,628 vehicles in the United States and 19,385 vehicles in Canada due to a soft, spongy brake pedal, reported Fortune.

The recall impacts hundreds of thousands of 2018 and 2019 models of Chevrolet Bolt, Cruze, Equinox, Impala, Malibu, and Volt as well as Buick Cadillac XTS, LaCrosse, Regal; and GMC Terrain. The full list of car models being recalled can be found here. 

Getting technical, the cars have improperly chromed rear brake pistons that are causing gas to form in the braking system’s hydraulic circuit. And those softer brakes could cause any number of issues on the road, including possible collisions if drivers can’t predict how quickly the vehicle will come to a stop, according to the report.

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