Font Power Seat Inoperative
Electrical & Lights, November 13, 2013
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
The 8 way adjustable power seat may not work as expected due to damaged wires under the seat.
What Should You Do?
General Motors will notify owners beginning December 2013. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The General Motors recall number is 13342.
Vehicles equipped whit 8 way power adjustable front seats are being recalled because the wiring under the seat can become damaged from rubbing on the seat frame. Damaged wires could result in the seat not working correctly, smoke, or possibly a fire. Dealers will inspect, repair, and secure the affected wire harness to correct this concern.
Mfr's Report Date:
November 13, 2013
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , SEATS
Potential Number of Units Affected:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured October 25, 2011, through June 29, 2012 and equipped with the 8-way power adjustable front seat feature. The wiring harness for the power seat may contact the seat frame which may chafe the harness.
If the harness is chaffed enough to expose the wires, a short circuit could occur, resulting unintended movement of the seat, the seat to become inoperative, sparking under the seat, flickering lights, smoke, or possibly a fire.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wire harness and repair and secure it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early December 2013. Owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300. GM's recall campaign number is 13342.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration