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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall for a small handful of General Motors products.
It seems that a pair of new Cadillac models is acting up. The vehicles potentially affected are the 2013 Cadillac ATS, XTS, and also the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. Apparently the brake lights on these models may begin flashing intermittently even though no pressure is being applied to the brake pedal. Additionally, this issue can also force the car out of an engaged cruise control mode.Upon first glance it doesn't appear to be too terrible of a calamity as far as recalls go. Heck, maybe it will get random tailgaters to back off. Still, they could then start ignoring those flashing reds and not notice that you're actuallyhitting the brakes. On top of that, the brake light issue forces the Cadillac to no longer conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108 regarding lamps, reflective devices, and other associated equipment.
Of course, you probably already knew that. Who doesn't know about Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, right?
General Motors is getting ready to notify owners, and the recall should get underway on June 7th. It's not a massive recall though, as just 1,627 potential vehicles could be affected.