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Recall 14V543000

Drivers Front Air Bag Malfunction

Recall Details

The drivers side air bag may only have first-stage deployment. The second-stage may be inactive due to an electrical connection issue. Dealers will inspect and repair the wiring free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The drivers side air bag may not fully deploy in a crash, which can limit the protection it provides the driver.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in October 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 14537.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., September 09, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 09, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
304
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V543000
Component
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured July 28, 2014, to August 1, 2014. Due to a loss of electrical connection in the steering column, in the event of a severe crash, the driver's frontal air bag deployment may be limited to the first-stage deployment only instead of the intended first-stage and second-stage deployments.
Consequence
If only the first-stage of the driver's frontal air bag deploys without the additional second-stage, the driver has an increased risk of injury during a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will test the terminals in the IP harness clock spring coil connector and replace any loose terminals, free of charge. The recall began in October 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14537.
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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