General Motors is the latest auto maker to recall some vehicles due to overly sensitive controls — in this case, the problem affects the Chevrolet Malibu. The affected cars span the 2013 to 2015 model years, and are afflicted with a problem we’ve been seeing a crackdown on lately: controls that are too sensitive, causing a setting to be changed (in this case, the sunroof to close) with only the slightest touch. Almost 92,000 of the Malibu vehicles are affected.
According to Chevrolet, it doesn’t take much force on the power sunroof controls to make the sunroof close. This is a problem because auto makers are required to meet certain federal standards with switches and buttons — if they’re too sensitive, it could pose a safety hazard depending on which part of the vehicle the switch controls.
Fortunately, there are no known injuries that have resulted from this problem (nor have their been any complaints about it). Owners — most of whom are in North America — will be notified of the issue, at which point they’ll be able to get the car serviced at their local dealership.
Late last month, General Motors recalled the Cadillac ATS sedan due to the same issue — controls that are too sensitive, causing the sunroof to close when the controls are bumped or slightly touched. Hit up the timeline below to see some other recent automotive recalls!
SOURCE: Detroit Free Press