According to USA Today, General Motors has announced that it is recalling 8,590 of its 2014 Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Malibu sedans because it might have put rear brakes on the front wheels.
The news outlet reported that the brakes could potentially wear out faster, and in some cases part of the front brake assembly could come loose and the brakes could fail. Rear brakes are often smaller than front brakes because of the force of a moving vehicle, and shifting weights put a greater load on front brakes.
The recall reportedly covers 8,208 vehicles manufactured for the U.S. between January 29 and March 31, 2014. Most of the vehicles are still in dealer stock, according to USA Today, which reported that only 1,694 are in owners’ hands. Some vehicles are also in Canada and Mexico.
This is the latest GM recall—earlier this year, the company recalled 2.6 million small cars with faulty ignition switches. That recall has been linked to 12 deaths and 31 crashes in the U.S.
What Should I Do If I Am Injured in a Recalled GM Vehicle?
It is scary to think that GM is placing people at risk for brake failure because of its negligence. In addition to death, car accidents resulting from defective parts can result in injuries like spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or broken bones.
Remember, if you or a loved one are injured in an accident involving a recalled vehicle, you can hold the automobile manufacturer liable by filing a personal injury lawsuit. For more information, you can contact Nashville injury lawyer Stanley A. Davis.
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