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Recall 14V315000

Transmission Shaft May Fracture

Recall Details

The turbine shaft inside the transmission may fracture, which would result in internal transmission failure, lack of shifting and loss of vehicle speed. Dealers will replace the transmission turbine shaft free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

A shaft internal to the transmission may fracture, which would result in loss of shifting and vehicle speed.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in August 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number is 14234.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, June 12, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 12, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
21,567
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V315000
Component
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2012 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured March 1, 2012, to June 29, 2012, and equipped with a 6 speed automatic transmission and 1.8L four cylinder engine. In the affected vehicles, the transmission turbine shaft may fracture.
Consequence
If the transmission turbine shaft fracture occurs during vehicle operation in first or second gear, the vehicle will not upshift to the third through sixth gears, limiting the vehicle's speed. If the fracture occurs during operation in third through sixth gear, the vehicle will coast until it slows enough to downshift to first or second gear, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission turbine shaft, free of charge. The recall began on August 8, 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14234.
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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