Wow. I wonder why this one isn't on the front page news. Remember the Toyota witch hunt with regards to the Prius? At least the Prius "had" brakes.
The latest bit of American car goodness is a recall of 4,296 2012 Chevrolet Sonics which are missing brake pads. The recalled Chevy Sonics were built in the Orion Township, Michigan assembly plant. Chevy, you are your worst enemy.