Close

Recall 14V593000

Hood May Not Latch Fully

Recall Details

The hood may not be properly secured due to the hood latch corroding and being stuck out of its proper position. Dealers will replace the hood latch striker free of charge to resolve the problem.

Our Quick Take

The hood may not be properly secured, due to a malfunction of the hood latch. This can allow the hood to open unexpectedly while driving.

What Should You Do?

Chevrolet will contact owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of the notification is not available as of the time of this writing). 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 Motor recall number is 14456.

Body, Interior & Misc., September 24, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 24, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
89,294
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V593000
Component
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark vehicles manufactured January 17, 2012, to July 29, 2014. The secondary hood latch may prematurely corrode at the latch pivot causing the striker to get stuck out of position, preventing it from properly engaging the hood latch.
Consequence
If the secondary hood latch corrodes causing the latch to be stuck out of position, and the primary hood latch is not engaged, the hood could unexpectedly open while driving, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the striker with a new part which has superior corrosion protection, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14456.
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.
Not your car? Find your recalls now:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration logo
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration