Recall roundup: Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac XTS image

General Motors has announced a new recall which is now involving the Chevrolet Impala and the Cadillac XTS for a braking problem.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Chevrolet Impala and the Cadillac XTS are now the subject of a recall. Owners of these two models will have to take them to the dealerships in order to get the braking problem solved.

“In the affected vehicles, 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 that may result in a fire”, says the NHTSA in its recall summary of the problem.

The affected Cadillac XTS have been produced between February 14, 2012 and August 22, 2014 and the Chevrolet Impala between January 15, 2013 and August 22, 2014. Owners of these vehicles will be notified by the company and the dealers will be updating the electronic parking brake software at no cost. The recall should begin soon but for any extra details on the subject, owners can contact Cadillac at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or the NHTSA hotline at 1-888-327-4236.