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Car Recalls

Recalls are issued for cars with safety-related defects or problems

Chevrolet recalls

 

For Models: Chevrolet Malibu

Electrical & Lights, November 13, 2013

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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.

For Models: Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Camero

Body, Interior & Misc., September 26, 2013

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Certain vehicles are being recalled because the required airbag warning label mounted on each of the sunvisors may peel off. Without the warning label, front seat occupants may not know the risks of airbag deployment, increasing the risk of injury should they deploy during a crash. Owners will be instructed how to inspect the label. If necessary dealers will replace the sunvisor as necessary.

For Models: Chevrolet Sonic

Engine, September 26, 2013

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1558 vehicles are being recalled because one of the straps securing the fuel tank may not have been manufactured correctly. Insufficient welds could cause the strap to separate from the vehicle. A broken strap would put additional pressure on the second strap, increasing its risk of failure. Should both straps fail, the fuel tank would come loose, increasing the risk of a fuel leak. Any fuel leak increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the affected fuel strap and bracket and repair it as necessary.

For Models: Chevrolet Cruze

Drive Train, September 23, 2013

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The two half shafts transfer power from the transmission to the front wheels. On vehicles equipped with a manual transmission, the right half shaft could break unexpectedly resulting in loss of drive power to the drive wheels. If this were to happen the vehicle would coast to a stop and no longer be able to move under its own power. Dealers will replace the right half shaft assembly on affected vehicles to correct this concern.

For Models: Chevrolet Volt

Brakes, June 27, 2013

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Operation of the anti-lock brake system (ABS), traction control, and electronic stability control (ESC) puts to use a brake pressure modulator valve assembly. This valve assembly can fail causing the front brakes to lock up and not release. Locking of the brakes could result in loss of steering control and/or lengthened stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash. dealers will replace the brake pressure modulator valve assembly 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: Cadillac ATS, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Impala

Body, Interior & Misc., May 24, 2013

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Certain vehicles are being recalled because of concerns with the brake lights and cruise control operation. The brake lights can come on when the brakes are not applied and/or the cruise control may disengage. These functions are controlled by the Body Control Module (BCM). Your GM dealer will reprogram the BCM to correct this concern.

For Models: Chevrolet Express 2500, Chevrolet Express 3500, GMC Savana 2500, GMC Savana 3500

Drive Train, May 15, 2013

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IMPCO Technologies installed a compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system as original equipment on certain 2011-2013 full size GM vans. These vans are being recalled because the electrical connector on the fuel shut off solenoid can corrode, causing the connector to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire. Both dealers and fleet operators will be performing the necessary updates to correct this concern. The corrections include: replacing the fuel shut off solenoid, fuel pump fuse, and adjusting the wiring routing.

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: Chevrolet Express 1500, Chevrolet Express 2500, Chevrolet Express 3500, GMC Savana 1500, GMC Savana 2500, GMC Savana 3500

Body, Interior & Misc., April 17, 2013

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Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans are used by the Explorer Van Company as the base vehicle for some of their van conversions. Certain Explorer vans are being recalled because the wiring under the power seats may not have been properly secured during vehicle conversion. The wires can be damaged by the seat mechanism resulting in an electrical short and possibly a fire. Dealers will inspect and replace any seat wire harness found to be damaged. If the harness is not damaged, it will be secured to prevent future damage.

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