GM Recalls More Than 2.4 Million Chevrolet, Saturn and Pontiac Vehicles
General Motors (GM) has announced a recall of more than 2.4 million model year 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-2007 Malibu Maxx, 2005-2010 Pontiac G6, and 2007-2010 Saturn Aura vehicles.
In the recalled vehicles, increased resistance in the Body Control Module (BCM) connection may result in voltage fluctuations in the Brake Apply Sensor (BAS) circuit. These fluctuations can cause one or more of these conditions: the brake lights to illuminate without the brake pedal being pushed; the brake lights to not illuminate when the pedal is pushed; difficulty disengaging the cruise control; moving the gear shifter out of the 'PARK' position without pushing the brake; and disablement of crash avoidance features such as traction control, electronic stability control, and panic braking assist features.
Any of the above failure conditions increases the risk of a crash.
Owners of vehicles affected by this recall will be notified by General Motors, and local GM dealers will attach the wiring harness to the BCM with a spacer, apply dielectric lubricant to both the BCM and harness connector and the BAS and harness connector, and will relearn the brake pedal home position. All repairs will be provided free of charge.
For additional information on this recall, contact General Motors Customer Service at one of the following toll-free numbers: 800-222-1020 for Chevrolet, 800-762-2737 for Pontiac, or 800-553-6000 for Saturn. GM's reference number for this recall is 13036.