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Published: Friday, 5/16/2014 - Updated: 2 months ago

GM recalls midsize cars to fix brake problem

ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT  — General Motors is recalling about 8,200 midsize cars to fix a problem with the front brakes.

It’s the sixth recall announced by the company this week and the 24th this year. Since January, GM has recalled about 11.2 million cars and trucks.

The latest recall affects 2014 Buick Lacrosse and Chevrolet Malibu models.

GM says today that rear brake rotors were mistakenly installed on the front. The rear rotors are thinner, so brake pads will wear faster and could lose contact with the brake calipers. That could cause longer stopping distances and brake failure.

Dealers were told to stop delivering the cars on May 1. Owners will get letters starting May 29. Dealers will inspect the brakes and replace rotors and pads if needed at no cost to owners.



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