We’re starting to lose count of the number of car recalls there has been since we entered 2013, and there could be another one to add to that ever-growing list. The NHTSA looks set to expend the list of General Motors recalls by a million units, which could include the Chevrolet Malibu and Saturn Aura models.
This would be an expansion of the 8,000 Pontiac G6 2005 models. However, this number could be increased to another 550,000 G6 models, and also an unknown amount of 2004-2011 Chevrolet Malibu and 2007-2009 Saturn Aura models.
The reason for this impending recall revision is because of faulty brake lamps, which may not illuminate when the driver puts his or her foot on the brake pedal. While this is not as serious as some of the other recalls we have mentioned this year, it is still a danger to other road users, and could cause them to hit the back of your vehicle as they would not have any warning that you were braking.
According to the Detroit Free Press the reason the Malibu and Aura might be added to the list is because there have been a total of 97 complaints that some of these models have the same issue as the Pontiac G6. While GM has said that there have been no accidents as a result of these faulty brake lamps, it surely must be a concern that they may have to issue a recall of a million vehicles?
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