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GM Recalls MY 2008-09 Pontiac G8 Vehicles

May 25, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- General Motors is recalling more than 35,000 MY 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 vehicles because the brake pedal position switch and the tire pressure monitoring system may have been incorrectly programmed. 

The brake lamps may be continually illuminated, failing to warn a following driver when the vehicle is braking, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website. Also, some vehicles may have incorrect values programmed into the tire pressure monitoring system that will not illuminate the low tire pressure telltale until tire pressure falls below values required by federal safety standards. Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire can cause the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. These conditions could increase the risk of an accident, NHTSA said. 

To resolve the problems, dealers will perform the necessary reprogramming free of charge. 

The recall is expected to begin in June. Owners may contact GM Pontiac at (800) 620-7668.

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