General Motors Recalls More than 59,000 Cars for Sunroof and Brake Defects

General Motors Recalls More than 59,000 Cars for Sunroof and Brake Defects
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March 2, 2015

General Motors (GM) is recalling more than 59,000 cars for sunroof and parking brake defects and fail to comply with federal safety standards.

In about 58,000 model year 2013-2015 Cadillac ATS vehicles, the power-operated roof panels auto-close when the non-recessed slide or tilt switches are pressed. Because the switch is not recessed, the roof panel switch may be pressed inadvertently, resulting in unintended auto-closure.

GM will notify affected owners, but has not yet provided a notification schedule. Dealers will replace the roof console accessory switch trim plate, free of charge.

In about 1,200 model year 2014 Chevrolet Impala sedans, the electronic parking brake piston actuation arm may not fully retract, causing the brake pads to stay partially engaged. Brake pads that remain partially engaged with the rotors may cause excessive brake heat and a fire.

GM will contact affected owners, but has not yet provided a notification schedule. Dealers will reprogram the electronic parking brake control module with new software, free of charge.

For more information, owners can contact Cadillac customer service at (800) 458-8006 and Chevrolet customer service at (800) 222-1020.