Oh, General Motors said it was probably done recalling cars after an already brutal year? JUST KIDDING. There are now 205,309 more vehicles under recall from GM. And GM is hardly alone in the Detroit area, because now Chrysler has recalled almost 189,000 SUVs.
The newest GM recall applies to 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala sedans due to an issue where the electronic parking brake may stay engaged "some vehicles," increasing the risk of fire. Unsurprisingly, the automaker said it was not aware of actual incidents because of the issue, nor of any incidents of fiery death.
Chrysler vehicles affected by that automaker's recall are Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees built from Jan. 25, 2010 through July 20, 2011. The issue for those vehicles is apparently an issue with the fuel pump relay, which can cause the vehicles to stall. Chrysler is offering to replace it for free. However, Ralph Nader's Center for Auto Safety, which has a track record of applying pressure to automakers, claims that the issue with the fuel pump relay affects five million other vehicles.
Which would be quite another big piece of crap to toss upon the recall excrement mountain.
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