The problem: GM said in a statement the cars may have had the rear brake rotors installed in the front brake assembly, which could result in “reduced braking performance.” It is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to the problem and says only a “small percentage” of the recalled vehicles will have rear rotors on the front of the car.
Number of vehicles affected: In total, 8,208 Malibus and Lacrosses are affected. About 1,700 of the cars are in customer hands, while the remainder are sitting on dealer lots.
The fix: Dealers will inspect the front brake rotors and make the appropriate fixes. A stop-delivery order for the vehicles was issued on May 1, but dealers can sell the cars once the front brake rotors have been inspected and fixed.
Contacts: Customers may call Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or Buick at 1-800-521-7300.