Chevrolet Aveo and Pontiac G3 Recalled for Risk of Brake System Corrosion

Chevrolet Aveo and Pontiac G3 Recalled for Risk of Brake System Corrosion
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September 9, 2014

The risk of brake-system corrosion has spurred a recall for the Chevrolet Aveo and Pontiac G3.

General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Chevrolet Aveo and 2009 Pontiac G3 vehicles because they may contain brake fluid which does not protect against corrosion of the valves inside the anti-lock brake system (ABS) module. This affects the closing motion of the valves. If the ABS valve corrodes it may result in longer brake pedal travel or reduced performance, increasing the risk of an accident.

About 1,970 vehicles are affected by the recall.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ABS module in any vehicle that did not have its module replaced under a previous customer satisfaction campaign. Owners can contact GM customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet) and 1-800-762-2737 (Pontiac). GM's number for this recall is 14505.