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Recall 15V202000

Brake Pads May Stay Applied

Recall Details

The rear brake pads may stay partially applied after the parking brake is released. The electronic parking brake actuating piston may not fully retract. Dealers will reprogram the electronic parking brake control module with new software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The rear brake pads may stay partially applied after releasing the parking brake. This can result in brake overheating.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in May 2015. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number is 15259.

Brakes, April 6, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 6, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
126
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V202000
Component
PARKING BRAKE
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Impala vehicles manufactured March 22, 2013, to May 22, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the electronic parking brake piston actuation arm may not fully retract causing the brake pads to stay partially engaged. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Systems (FMVSS) No. 135 "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
Consequence
Brake pads that remain partially engaged with the rotors may cause excessive brake heat that may result in a fire.
Remedy
GM has notified owners, and dealers will reprogram the electronic parking brake control module with new software, free of charge. The recall began on May 6, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 15259. Note: The vehicles covered by this campaign were previously remedied incorrectly under campaigns 14V541 or 15V085.
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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