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Buick recalls

 

For Models: Buick Encore, Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Sonic

Electrical & Lights, July 2, 2014

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In cold temperatures, the insulation on the engine block heater cord can become damaged, allowing the wires to be exposed. Exposed wires increase the risk of electrical shock and personal injury if the cord is handled while it is plugged in. Dealers will replace the block heater cord to correct this concern. The new cord is rated for temperatures of -40C.

For Models: Buick LaCrosse, Buick Lucerne, Cadillac DTS, Cadillac DeVille, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Body, Interior & Misc., June 23, 2014

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Excess weight on the key ring can cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position without warning, turning off the engine. This defect can also affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Dealers will install two 13mm key rings and key insert into the vehicle's ignition keys to correct this concern.

For Models: Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook

Body, Interior & Misc., May 20, 2014

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In the affected vehicles, there is a flexible steel steel cable that connects the seatbelt buckle to the front seat frame. Over time the cable may fatigue and separate. If the steel cable separates, the seatbelt may not properly restrain the seat occupant, increasing the risk of an injury in a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the affected seatbelt buckles (lap pretensioners) to correct this concern.

For Models: Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Malibu

Brakes, May 8, 2014

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Certain vehicles equipped with 17 inch front brake rotors are being recalled because during vehicle assembly, brake rotors intended for the rear may have been installed on the front. The rear rotors, while the same diameter, are thinner and may result in a front brake pad detaching from the caliper. Braking ability would be reduced suddenly if a brake pad were to detach. The resulting increased stopping distance would increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the front brake rotors, and install the correct rotors with new brake pads, as necessary to correct this concern.

For Models: Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook

Body, Interior & Misc., March 17, 2014

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Increased resistance in the front seat mounted side impact air bag (SIAB) wiring harness can result in the SIAB and seat belt pretensioners not deploying as expected in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the affected harness connections with soldered connections to correct this concern.

For Models: Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Chevrolet Trailblazer SS, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender, Saab 9-7x

Electrical & Lights, June 13, 2013

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Fluid may enter the driver's door module, causing corrosion that could result in a short circuit in the door module. A short circuit may cause the power door lock and power window switches to function intermittently or become inoperative. The short may also cause overheating, which could melt components of the door module, producing an odor, smoke, or a fire. Dealers will inspect the driver's door module, if it is functioning correctly, a protective coating will be applied. If the module is not functioning correctly, it will be replaced. The GM recall number is 12180.

For Models: Buick LaCrosse, Buick Regal, Chevrolet Malibu Eco

Drive Train, May 6, 2013

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eAssist is a hybrid drive system that includes an electric motor to assist the gas engine under certain driving conditions. These vehicles are being recalled because there may be an internal fault with the Generator Control Module (GCM). The module could allow the battery to discharge to the point were the vehicle could stall and/or not start. Also, a burning smell, smoke, and/or a fire could develop in the trunk. Dealers will inspect and replace the GCM to correct this concern.

For Models: Buick Encore

Body, Interior & Misc., March 28, 2013

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144 2013 Encores equipped with a heated steering wheel could have a steering wheel retaining fastener that was not properly installed. This could cause the steering wheel to come loose or separate from the steering column, resulting in loss of steering ability. Dealers dealers will inspect the steering wheel and repair as needed.

For Models: Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac SRX

Drive Train, March 15, 2013

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When driving, if you let your foot off the accelerator, the engine will provide some braking effect unless your transmission is in "Sport" mode. Certain vehicles are being recalled because the transmission may unexpectedly shift into its "Sport" mode, removing the engine braking effect on these vehicles. Unexpected loss of engine braking can increase stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will update the software in the transmission control module to correct this concern.

For Models: Buick Verano, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Sonic

Body, Interior & Misc., January 24, 2013

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The driver's front airbag includes a safety device called a shorting bar - this prevents unexpected deployment of the airbag when it is removed from the vehicle. In this case, the shorting bar may intermittently contact the airbag terminals while it is installed in the vehicle. This could result in illumination of the airbag warning light or the airbag may not deploy when necessary. Failure of the airbag to deploy would increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering wheel airbag coil to correct this concern.

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