Bad things happen when brake lines leak. Who’s to blame when they do?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has wrapped up a 5-year investigation into the cause of rust on the undercarriages of about 5 million GM vehicles.
The problem has been the rusting of brake lines on 2007 and older Chevrolet, Cadillac, and GMC pickups and SUVs. Usually an investigation of this magnitude results in an expensive recall and the mandatory repair of affected vehicles.
This time the NHTSA let General Motors off the hook and blamed someone we can’t sue for the problem: