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Chevrolet HHR Recall 08V444000

The Dash Storage Bin Door May Open Unexpectedly

Recall Details

The door on the dash storage bin may not stay closed in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will install a redesigned latch to correct this issue. This recall will begin on December 23, 2008. The General Motors recall number is 08157.

Our Quick Take

In the event of a crash, the door on the dashboard storage bin may fail to remain closed, increasing the risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

Consider this a high priority recall; in the event of a crash, the dash storage bin door may open unexpectedly. Please contact your Chevrolet dealer; they will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Body, Interior & Misc., December 23, 2008

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
December 23, 2008
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
296,422
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
08V444000
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Summary
GM IS RECALLING 296,422 MY 2006-2008 CHEVROLET HHR VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, 'OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT." THE DOOR ON THE STORAGE BIN IN THE TOP CENTER OF THE INSTRUMENT PANEL FAILED TO REMAIN CLOSED AS REQUIRED.
Consequence
THIS STANDARD SPECIFIES PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS TO PROVIDE HEAD IMPACT PROTECTION FOR OCCUPANTS.
Remedy
A REDESIGNED LATCH WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 23, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, OR THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM .
Notes
GM RECALL NO. 08157. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
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