GM recalls 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans

GM recalls 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans

In a letter to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), General Motors (GM) has revealed that it is issuing a recall of 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans because of a flaw in parking brakes.

According to the details shared by GM in the letter to the NHTSA, the recall affects 205,309 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans sold in the US; and the remaining 16,249 vehicles sold in Canada and other countries.

The vehicles being recalled by GM include Cadillac XTS vehicles of model years 2013 to 2015; and Chevrolet Impala vehicles of model years 2014 and 2015. While the recall-affected Cadillac XTS vehicles were manufactured between February 14, 2012 and August 22, 2014; the affected Chevrolet Impalas were manufactured between January 15, 2013 and August 22, 2014.

About the reason leading to the recall, GM said that Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impalas being recalled have a defective parking brake, which can apparently pose a potential risk of fires to the vehicles. The automaker said that the parking brake problem may cause the affected vehicles to burst into flames.

Though GM has also asserted that it is "not aware of any crashes, injuries, or fatalities" resulting from the defective parking brakes of the Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala vehicles being recalled, the company has nonetheless asked the owners of the affected vehicles to take their vehicles to the dealership for repair or replacement of the defective parking brake.

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