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2014 Chevrolet Impala, 2013 Cadillac ATS and XTS Recalled


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Just the Facts:
  • General Motors is recalling 1,627 2014 Chevrolet Impalas and 2013 Cadillac ATS and XTS vehicles because the brake lamps may flash intermittently and the cruise control may disengage, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • GM told federal safety regulators there have been no customer complaints about the defect as of May 23, 2013.
  • The recall will begin on June 7.

WASHINGTON — General Motors is recalling 1,627 2014 Chevrolet Impalas and 2013 Cadillac ATS and XTS vehicles because the brake lamps may flash intermittently and the cruise control may disengage, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"On the affected vehicles, the brake lamps may intermittently flash without the brakes being applied and the cruise control may disengage," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If the brake lamps flash when the vehicle is not slowing, a following driver may not adjust vehicle speed when the vehicle is in fact braking, and the brake lamps are illuminated as intended, increasing the risk of a crash."

GM told federal safety regulators there have been no customer complaints about the defect as of May 23, 2013. The automaker said the issue was discovered on a Cadillac ATS at the assembly plant.

Chevrolet and Cadillac dealers will reprogram the body control module. The recall will begin on June 7. Owners can contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339.

Edmunds says: An inconvenience to owners of the affected cars, but at least this GM recall gets off the ground in a few days.

Comments

  • nukedetroit nukedetroit Posts:

    Nice to see GM's latest offerings already following established historical precedent.

  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    I agree. I have lost count of the number of GMs I have seen with only the center brake light working. It happened to me on one of my vehicles. Is engineering brake light switches that hard? To be fair, GM are no the only company with this issue.

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    Recalls are not a bad thing! The manufacturer is owning up to the problem and fixing it. In fact, being quick to recall a problem is an admirable trait. Now, a company may really have poor quality control, but judging that based on the number of recalls will not get you an accurate answer.

  • jeffinoh jeffinoh Posts:

    The NHTSA statement is so comical. How boneheaded do they think drivers are? If the lights are malfunctioning that's one thing, but they seem to be exaggerating the potential risk. I for one can tell when a car is slowing even if its lights are not working properly. No biggie.

  • dandee711 dandee711 Posts:

    I bought an Impala 2LTZ a couple of months ago to replace an aging BMW 7 series. The BMW was great, but this Impala is out of sight gorgeous. I've not seen anyone drop their jaw when taking the first look at the Impala in a parking lot, and almost running over to see what I was driving, until this car. Before buying, I test drove a Cadillac, a Mercedes, a Volvo, a Lexus, and amazingly settled on the quality features of the Impala. From a value standpoint, the Impala stands head and shoulders above the rest. On the road it feels like flying, and it is appointed as good if not better than anything on the road today. The trunk and backseat are so big, that 5 people can be accommodated with their luggage for an overnight trip. I highly recommend a test drive just to see the dramatic changes GM made in this vehicle.

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