General Motors recalled a record number of cars this year--nearly 26 million, but it's making an exception for 1.8 million full-size pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, including the popular ... more 
General Motors recalled a record number of cars this year--nearly 26 million, but it's making an exception for 1.8 million full-size pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, including the popular Chevrolet Silverado. Vehicles made between 1999 and 2003 reportedly have corrosion-related brake problems. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been reviewing the brake problem since 2010. The agency reports there have been at least two dozen documented crashes caused by the nonfunctional brakes. About 1,000 additional owners wrote to the agency to complain about brake and some said they narrowly avoided hitting others. GM said brake corrosion is normal. A spokesperson for the automaker said, "Brake line wear on vehicles is a maintenance issue that affects the auto industry, not just General Motors." GM's Japanese competitor Subaru recently recalled 660,000 vehicles in the U.S. for a similar problem. GM has declined comment on the brake recall. less 
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