General Motors is recalling 126 units of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala full-size sedan over a potential issue with the parking brake.
The defect: in affected vehicles, the electronic parking brake piston actuation arm may not fully retract causing the brake pads to stay partially engaged.
Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Systems (FMVSS) No. 135 “Light Vehicle Brake Systems”.
The hazards: brake pads that remain partially engaged with the rotors may cause excessive brake heat that may result in a fire.
|MANUFACTURER||MAKE||MODEL||MODEL YEAR||PRODUCTION RANGE||ROOT ISSUE|
|GENERAL MOTORS||CHEVROLET||IMPALA||2014||MARCH 22, 2013 – MAY 22, 2014||ELECTRONIC PARKING BRAKE DRAG|
Number of vehicles affected: 126.
The fix: the recall began May 6, 2015. GM has notified owners, and dealers will reprogram the electronic parking brake control module with new software, free of charge.
Owners should: owners customers who want to know if their vehicle is included in this recall can visit GM’s recall website and enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open safety, compliance or emissions recalls, as well as customer satisfaction programs.
Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GM Recall Number: 15259
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V202000
Notes: the vehicles covered by this campaign were previously remedied incorrectly under campaigns 14V541 or 15V085.