Over the weekend, GM lived up to their modern calling card by issuing a set of recalls that covered approximately 68,000 vehicles. The larger of the two recalls included 66,998 2013-2015 Cadillac ATS sedans. These vehicles are being recalled because the power-operated roof panel systems on the cars will auto close when the controls for the tilt and slide are not recessed enough (I’m blocking out visions of my head getting caught in a sun roof…).
The issue was originally discovered during testing of the new 2016 models, which use the same switches as the 2013-2015 models. GM says that they know of no crashes, injuries, or fatalities stemming from the issue. Standard round of applause, please.
The second recall issued by GM was much smaller and involved 1,331 2014 Chevrolet Impalas. These vehicles are being recalled so GM can reprogram the electronic parking brake module with new software. According to reports, the current software setup may cause the parking brake pads to stay partially in contact with the rotor when the parking brake is disengaged.
In typical GM fashion, the Impalas were actually recalled just last year for the exact same issue! It turns out that the company incorrectly reprogrammed the software. GM says they know of no crashes or injuries involved with the malfunction. But that’s not exactly impressive, considering they’ve already killed and injured hundreds of other drivers with previous recalls.