Dealers were told to stop delivering the cars on May 1. Owners will get letters starting May 29. Dealers will inspect the brakes and replace rotors and pads if needed at no cost to owners.
GM launched a top-to-bottom safety review after recalling 2.6 million small cars earlier this year for faulty ignition switches, which has been linked to at least 13 deaths. GM knew about that problem for at least a decade before it started to recall the cars.
The automaker announced on Friday the it will pay a $35 million fine as part of the U.S. Transportation Department's investigation into the handling of the switch problem.
The company's new safety chief says GM is now recalling cars much faster if there's a safety problem.