General Motors is recalling more than 220,000 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala vehicles whose brake pads can stay partially engaged when not braking, which could ignite fires.
GM has already recalled several vehicles this year, including seven models, 15 million vehicles worldwide, for ignition switch issues and a massive recall of more than 700,000 vehicles linked to two crashes.
Cadillacs from the 2013-2015 model years and Impalas from the 2014-2015 model years are being recalled. An estimated 205,309 out of the total 221,558 recalled are in the U.S., with the rest in Canada and other countries.
The electronic parking brake arm that applies pressure to the back of brake pads might not fully retract after use in the recalled cars, GM said. The excessive heat caused when brake pads stay engaged with the rotor could spark a fire.
GM said it knew of no accidents or injuries caused by the brake pad malfunction, and the company will notify owners and repair the vehicles for free.