DETROIT - General Motors is recalling more than 140,000 Chevrolet Malibu midsize cars to fix a problem with the power-assisted brakes.
The recall affects 2014 Malibu's with 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines and stop-start technology that shuts off the engine at red lights.
GM says a software problem in the brake control computer can disable the power brakes. That means drivers would have to push the brakes harder to stop, and stopping distances would increase.
Dealers will update the software at no cost to owners. GM will mail letters to owners starting around May 30.
GM found the problem while testing a new model that hasn't come out yet. The Malibu has a similar brake control system.
Sears set to close Washington Square Mall store
The Sears store at Washington Square Mall will close in December, dealing another blow to the mall on Indianapolis' east side.
PayPal to separate from eBay in 2015
The mobile payment service PayPal is splitting from eBay and will become a separate and publicly traded company next year.
4 simple ways to prevent identity theft
John Matarese has one woman's cautionary tale
Safety agency checks Toyota acceleration problem
Regulators are looking into a consumer's petition alleging that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly.
ShopSmart: Beautiful deals on bling and rings
Looking for a special gift for that special someone?
Ford recalls 850K cars on short circuit concerns
Ford is recalling about 850,000 cars and SUVs because of a problem that could stop the air bags from working in a crash.