DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicles due to a fire risk.
According to the recall, 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans possibly have brake pads that can stay partially engaged even when they’re not needed, increasing the risk of a fire.READ MORE: SW Miami-Dade Crash, One Dead
The recall involves Cadillacs from the 2013-2015 model years and Impalas from the 2014 and 2015 model years. There are 205,309 vehicles affected in the U.S.; the rest of the vehicles are in Canada and elsewhere.
GM says the electronic parking brake arm that applies pressure to the back of the brake pads may not fully retract after use. If the brake pads stay partially engaged with the rotor, excessive brake heat may result in a fire.
GM says it knows of no accidents or injuries related to the defect.READ MORE: Presumptive Monkeypox Case In Broward County Under Investigation
GM will notify owners and repair the vehicles for free.
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