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Recall 14V301000

Audio Warning Fails To Sound When Key In Ignition With Door Open Or Seat Belt Unfastened

Recall Details

The audible warning chime that alerts drivers of a door open or seat belts not fastened with the key in the ignition may not operate. Dealers will update the radio software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The chime that comes through the audio system to warn the driver that the door is open with the key in the ignition, or the seat belts are not buckled may not operate properly. This can cause a safety issue.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your General Motors truck must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors began notifying known owners of affected vehicles in July, 2014. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 14315.

Electrical & Lights, June 6, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 6, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
57,512
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V301000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , SEAT BELTS
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, and 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban vehicles equipped with a base radio and an internal amplifier. The radios in the affected vehicles may become inoperative, and as a result, there would be no audible chime to notify the driver if the door is opened with the key in the ignition or no audible seat belt warning indicating the seat belts were not buckled. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention," and 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence
Without an audible indicator, the driver may not be aware that the driver's door is open while the key is in the ignition, increasing the risk of a vehicle rollaway. Additionally, there would be no reminder that the driver's or front seat passenger's seat belt is not buckled, which could increase the risk of injury in a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The recall began on July 2, 2014. Chevrolet owners may contact GM's customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GMC owners may contact GM's customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 14315.
Notify
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.
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