More Than 140,000 Chevrolet Malibu Vehicles Recalled

More Than 140,000 Chevrolet Malibu Vehicles Recalled
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May 20, 2014

General Motors is recalling more than 140,000 model year 2014 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles equipped with a 2.5L engine with the auto stop/start option.

The affected vehicles may experience a complete loss of brake vacuum assist, disabling the hydraulic boost assist. As such, these vehicles do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, 'Light Vehicle Brake Systems.'

If the hydraulic boost assist is disabled, slowing or stopping the vehicle will require additional brake pedal effort and a lengthened stopping distance. Both of these effects increase the risk of a crash.

Owners of the recalled Chevrolet Malibu vehicles will be notified by General Motors, and local GM dealers will update the electronic brake control module software. This service will be provided free of charge.

For further information on this recall, contact General Motors Customer Service at 800-222-1020. GM's reference number for this recall is 14201.