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General Motors (NYSE:GM) is the latest manufacturer to hop on the recall bandwagon, following reports that the brake lights on three different vehicles are not functioning correctly.
The problem affects three vehicles from three of GM’s subsidiaries — the Chevrolet Malibu, Saturn Aura, and Pontiac G6. Of the three, only the Malibu is still in production. The Pontiac and Saturn brands were put to rest following the company’s bailout in 2008. However, there are still many of these models on the road today.
The issue stems from the brake lights, which sometimes won’t light up when the pedal is pressed, or conversely, may light up for no apparent reason.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking at Malibus sold between 2004 and 2011, Auras sold between 2007 and 2009, and G6s from 2005 to 2009. Although the car represents three different sub-brands of GM, the underpinnings of the vehicles are more or less the same, including the components that are likely responsible for the issues…
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