WASHINGTON — General Motors is recalling 1,177 2014 Chevrolet Impala sedans in the U.S. because a software problem with the electronic parking brake control module could lead to a fire risk, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is part of a larger recall of 1,331 Impalas worldwide.
Vehicles involved in this recall were placed on stop delivery on February 2.
"In the affected vehicles, the electronic parking brake piston actuation arm may not fully retract, causing the brake pads to stay partially engaged," NHTSA said in its recall summary. "Brake pads that remain partially engaged with the rotors may cause excessive brake heat that may result in a fire."
GM spokesman Alan Adler told Edmunds that GM knows of no crashes, injuries or customer complaints.
"The vehicles in this recall were part of a 2014 recall but received incorrect software reprogramming," Adler explained.
The affected Impalas were built from November 15, 2012 to May 27, 2014.
Edmunds says: This recall begins next week, so schedule your service appointment once you receive your official recall notice.