Detroit, Michigan-based automaker General Motors Co. recalled a small batch of Pontiac G6 midsize cars because of a faulty brake line system in 2009 but failed to recall approximately 2 million vehicles with the same braking system until May of this year.
According to GM spokesman Adam Adler, the problem with the later model G6s, Chevrolet Auras, and Saturn Malibus was shared with dealers, but not with car owners directly, resulting in a safety problem that GM management failed to look into for years.
The main problem posed by this particular automobile recall
is that a vehicle's brake lights may not light up when the brake pedal is pressed, failing to warn drivers that these vehicles will be slowing down or stopping. Additionally, GM noted that this problem could be connected to a number of other issues, including concerns over cruise control disengaging and the vehicle shifting out of "park" unexpectedly.
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