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Auto News: GM Recall, VW & Bosch

by Hagens Berman

09/12/2018

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General Motors Recall Impacts 210,000 Chevys and Buicks for Bad Brakes

Talk about a bad break. General Motors is issuing a recall on 210,628 vehicles in the United States and 19,385 vehicles in Canada due to a soft, spongey brake pedal. The recall impacts hundreds of thousands of 2018 and 2019 models of Chevrolet Bolt, Cruze, Equinox, Impala, Malibu, and Volt as well as Buick Cadillac XTS, LaCrosse, Regal; and GMC Terrain. The full list of car models being recalled can be found here.

Getting technical, the cars have improperly chromed rear brake pistons that are causing gas to form in the braking system’s hydraulic circuit. And those softer brakes could cause any number of issues on the road, including possible collisions if drivers can’t predict how quickly the vehicle will come to a stop. read more »

VW ex-CEO, Bosch CEO won't testify in Stuttgart trial – judge

Former Volkswagen (VW) Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn and Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner are no longer expected to testify in a trial brought against VW's main shareholder Porsche SE by investors, according to a judge.

Most of the two dozen witnesses called in the case have invoked their right to refuse to give evidence, Judge Fabian Richter Reuschle said in the opening of the trial in a regional court in Stuttgart.

"We have to accept that we cannot force them to incriminate themselves," Richter Reuschle said, adding the trial dates set aside for witness testimony through mid-November had been canceled. read more »