The Steering Wheel May Come Off
Body, Interior & Misc., March 28, 2013
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Our Quick Take:
2013 Buick Encores equipped with a heated steering wheel are being recalled because the steering wheel may come off with out warning.
What Should You Do?
General Motors will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles on April 12, 2013. If you notice any looseness in the steering wheel attachment please stop driving your car and contact your Buick dealer for further instruction. The General Motors recall number is 13098.
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.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
March 28, 2013
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General Motors is recalling certain model year 2013 Buick Encore vehicles manufactured between December 9, 2012 and December 28, 2012, and equipped with a heated steering wheel. The steering wheel fastener may not have been properly installed. This could cause the steering wheel to come loose or separate from the steering column.
If the steering wheel separates from the steering column while driving, the ability to steer could be lost, increasing the risk of a crash.
General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and make any necessary repairs on the steering wheel. These services will provided at no charge to the customer. The safety recall is expected to begin by April 12, 2013. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300. This is General Motors campaign number 13098.
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