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Recall 14V541000

Parking Brake Does Not Release Fully

Recall Details

The parking brake actuation arm may stay partially engaged when the parking brake is deactivated. This can cause the brake pads to stay partially applied and overheat, resulting in a fire hazard. Dealers will update the electronic parking brake software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The mechanism that applies the parking brake may not release fully when disengaging it. The brake pads can stay applied and overheat, causing a fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Chevrolet or Cadillac must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in October, 2014. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 14471.

Brakes, September 9, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 9, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
PE14010
Potential Number of Units Affected
205,309
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V541000
Component
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Cadillac XTS vehicles manufactured February 14, 2012, to August 22, 2014, and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala vehicles manufactured November 5, 2012, to September 2, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the electronic parking brake piston actuation arm may not fully retract causing the brake pads to stay partially engaged.
Consequence
Brake pads that remain partially engaged with the rotors may cause excessive brake heat that may result in a fire.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the electronic parking brake software, free of charge. The recall began on October 28, 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14471.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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