For years, owners of older General Motors trucks have been complaining about their brake lines corroding and demanding a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) dutifully studied the issue for five years and today came up with a decision: no defect, no recall.
Instead, says NHTSA, consumers who live in areas where salt is used on icy roads in the winter should wash the underside of their vehicles. The salt causes rust and corrosion not only in GM cars and trucks but also in comparable vehicles made by other manufacturers.
Road Salt Spells Trouble for your Car