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Recall 14V342000

Optional Sport Seats Do Not Meet Safety Requirements

Recall Details

The optional sports seats do not meet internal injury protection requirements, and may not protect an occupant from injury as required. Dealers will replace the passenger's side air bag free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For vehicles equipped with optional sports seats, the seats do not meet internal injury protection specifications. In an accident that causes side air bags to come out, an unbelted young child may be at a greater risk of injury.

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 14240.

Body, Interior & Misc., June 19, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 19, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
712
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V342000
Component
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Corvette vehicles manufactured November 20, 2013, to March 25, 2014, and equipped with optional sport seats. The seats do not meet internal specifications for injury protection in relation to an unbelted young child.
Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating side impact air bag deployment, an unbelted young child may be at an increased risk of neck injury.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger's side impact air bag, free of charge. The recall is began in early August 2014. Owners should not allow small children to ride in vehicles unbelted or in the front passenger seat. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14240.
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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