2016 Chevrolet Sonic Recalls

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

  • Recall Number
    16V422000
    Recall Date
    06/10/2016
    Component
    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
    Summary

    General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Chevrolet Sonic and Trax, and 2013-2015 Spark vehicles equipped with a Bring Your Own Media radio. The affected radios may fail to provide an audible warning chime when the driver fails to fasten their seatbelt or if the driver leaves the key in the ignition. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 208 "Occupant Crash Protection" and 114 "Theft Protection."

    Consequence

    Without audible indicators, the driver may not fasten their seatbelt, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.

    What Owners Should Do

    GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The recall began on July 22, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 45340.

  • Recall Number
    16V257000
    Recall Date
    04/28/2016
    Component
    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
    Summary

    General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Chevrolet Sonic and Trax vehicles and 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark vehicles equipped with a Bring Your Own Media radio. The affected radios may fail to provide an audible warning chime when the driver, after turning off the ignition and leaving the key in the cylinder, waits 10 minutes or longer to open the door. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114 "Theft Protection."

    Consequence

    Without audible indicators, the driver may leave the key in the ignition, increasing the risk of theft.

    What Owners Should Do

    GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 17130.

What Should You Do?

Contact your dealer as soon as possible
Every recall is serious, so it’s important that you contact an authorized service center as soon as possible to make an appointment to get it fixed.

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