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GM recalls 140,000 cars over brake defect

GM Board Starts Own Recall Probe

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is recalling more than 140,000 midsize cars to fix a problem with the power-assisted brakes.

The recall affects 2014 Malibu's with 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines and stop-start technology that shuts off the engine at red lights.

GM says a software problem in the brake control computer can disable the power brakes. That means drivers would have to push the brakes harder to stop, and stopping distances would increase.

Dealers will update the software at no cost to owners. GM will mail letters to owners starting around May 30.

GM found the problem while testing a new model that hasn't come out yet. The Malibu has a similar brake control system.

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michaeljclark82 May 15 2014 at 8:35 AM

I honestly can't believe anybody would buy a GM vehicle.

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mr200mph michaeljclark82 May 15 2014 at 8:43 AM

They can and they do, Michael.

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Harryforr michaeljclark82 May 15 2014 at 8:48 AM

I have owned many GM automobiles for over 40 years and had zero problems other than normal wear. When we look around today's landscape there is not a manufacturer that does not have hundreds of thousands cars on recall. So GM is not better or worse than most manufacturers.

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BuckeyeCentral Harryforr May 15 2014 at 11:36 AM

UAW member... (?)

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cc2s May 15 2014 at 10:15 AM

Welcome to obamas America, wait until July 1st and HR2847 kicks in, then the fun really begins!! Look it up, folks

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BuckeyeCentral cc2s May 15 2014 at 11:28 AM

...the date America starts paying its bills-- the cost, the devaluation of the dollar (or is it "manipulation")?

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Les May 15 2014 at 10:27 AM

Probably a defect in the planned obsolescence of the component before it fails and someone dies. Thousands of $ spent on R & D, ridiculous price tags on the vehicle when it does hit the lot, and even more ridiculous costs when it comes time for a visit to the shop. I read that the auto sales industry is the next bubble waiting to pop. Not surprising, when the average car payment is half a mortgage payment.

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bradbehrent9 May 15 2014 at 10:30 AM

GMC and Chevrelet continued denial

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bradbehrent9 May 15 2014 at 10:39 AM

I own chevrolets and getting them to replace bad parts is rediculous, my avalanche has a known history of the transfer case leaking due to a oil pump on the inside, fix is a $20 part but to have it done is $1500, look it up, its called "pump rub", also the speedometer stops working or is incorrect, not replaced because its not a safety issue, REALLY, and also carpet always wet on the drivers side, they cant figure it out. These are all common problems that they will not address, and when they do there are restrictions that are pathetic. Alot of atomakers are having issues, bottom line is to bring back American Parts for American automakers back to America,

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BuckeyeCentral May 15 2014 at 11:24 AM

...and to think we bailed them out-- and now are paying for more poor workmanship.

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coopdabomb May 15 2014 at 12:29 PM

Government Motors at it again.

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bfader656 May 15 2014 at 12:41 PM

I just hope that when they go belly-up this time we don't bail them out.

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Debi Emmons May 15 2014 at 2:00 PM

Ny father used to swear by Chevy vehicles, even keeping one when the floor boards had rotted out because the motor, at over 200,000 miles, was still going strong. (He used it for going into potato fields near our home.)

When my husband bought a new pickup truck 7 years ago, and when I bought a new car 5 years ago, we both went with Chevy vehicles - but are regretting our decisions with the constant barrage of recalls, engine lights coming on, etc.

GM needs to step up to the plate and start making decent vehicles again or just shut down, as we bailed your backsides out not too long ago and are being repaid with utter crap off your assembly line. Wake up, GM!!!

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decorsbie May 15 2014 at 2:25 PM

Boy with all the GM recalls lately I'm wondering why we taxpayers bailed them out? Too bad but I would not buy a GM anymore.

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