GM has announced a small recall for two of their sedans from their Cadillac luxury division, as well as their recently introduced 2014 Chevrolet Impala. The Cadillacs affected are the 2013 Cadillac ATS and XTS…in all, approximately 1,627 vehicles will be going back to the dealership. GM did not state as to how many Impalas will be recalled.
The issue concerns the brake light, which may intermittently flash without the driver depressing the brake pedal. Moreover, if the cruise control has been activated, it may disengage on its own. Another concern is that any vehicles following the affected vehicle may not be aware that the vehicle is slowing down, if the brake lights aren’t functioning properly. This could increase the risk of a rear-end collision between two or more vehicles.
There’s an investigation being conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a similar issue, mainly affecting their midsized sedans. Hyundai recalled their Sonata a couple of months ago, also for faulty brake lights.
The latest GM recall will have registered owners going back to the dealership for inspection and reprogramming of the body control module, all done at no expense. Although the recall is expected to being on June 7, 2013, you can always contact your Chevrolet or Cadillac dealership to schedule a service appointment.
Source: Consumer Affairs