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Recall 14V440000

Front Suspension Attaching Bolts Not Secure

Recall Details

The mounting bolts for the lower control arms in the front suspension may not be tightened properly. The arms could separate from the knuckle, resulting in loss of vehicle control. Dealers will inspect and tighten the lower control arm mounting bolts as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The bolts that secure certain front suspension components may not be tightened enough. This can result in suspension components separating while driving which increases risk of a crash.

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. Owners of affected vehicles are cautioned to not drive their vehicle until this recall repair is completed.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, July 21, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 21, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,919
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V440000
Component
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Spark vehicles manufactured from May 7, 2014, to May 26, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the left and right lower control arm attaching bolts in the front suspension may not be tightened to specification.
Consequence
If the lower control arm bolts are not tightened properly, the lower control arm may separate from the steering knuckle while driving, causing a loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Owners are instructed NOT to drive their vehicles until the recall remedy has been completed. Owners should call a Chevrolet dealer immediately to arrange for their vehicle to be transported free of charge for servicing. GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left and right lower control arm attaching bolts to make sure that they are tightened to the proper specification, free of charge. The recall began on August 1, 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14453. Note: Owners are advised not to drive the vehicle until the repairs have been completed.
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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