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The hood may open unexpectedly while driving due to a missing secondary hood latch.
General Motors will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning January 17, 2013. There may be no symptoms related to this recall. If you see excessive movement of the hood while driving, you should pull over to a safe location and make sure the hood is secure before proceeding. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call. The General Motors recall number is 12319.
The front hood is secured by two latches, the primary and secondary latch. The secondary latch prevents the hood from opening when the primary latch has been activated. These vehicles are being recalled because some may have been assembled without a secondary hood latch. With this latch missing, if the primary latch is not properly engaged the hood could open unexpectedly while driving. This could obstruct the view of the driver, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the hood on the affected vehicles to correct this concern.