The latest in a series of recalls from General Motors was announced over the weekend, with hundreds of thousands of cars being pulled off the roads due to defective parking brakes.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that brake-indicator lights in at least two GM models failed to illuminate when the brake was not retracted completely, according to Reuters.
“Brake pads that remain partially engaged with the rotors may cause excessive brake heat that may result in a fire,” NHTSA said.
The problem has been reported in the 2013-2015 Cadillac XTS and the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala, and General Motors said 221,558 vehicles have been recalled so far.
“GM is not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities as a result of this condition,” the company said.
General Motors has already recalled more than 15 million cars this year, because of a problem with ignition switches that has resulted in at least 19 deaths.
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