By Stephen Markley on May 26, 2009
GM has issued a recall for 35,038 Pontiac G8 vehicles from the 2008-09 model years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall involves the brake pedal position switch, which may have been programmed incorrectly during the manufacturing process.
The brake lamps may be continually lit while driving, so other drivers won’t know when the vehicle is braking. In addition, some models may have an incorrectly programmed tire pressure monitoring system that will not illuminate the warning light when tire pressure drops below certain standards. In a worst-case scenario, the tires could fail while driving.
Dealers will reprogram the brake position sensor and tire pressure monitoring system free of charge. Owners may contact Pontiac at 800-620-7668 or the NHTSA vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.