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Recall 15V164000

Roof Panel Switch Malfunction

Recall Details

A switch that automatically controls the operation of the roof panel is not correctly recessed and may be activated accidentally. Any objects or passengers in the open roof area under closure could be crushed or injured as a result. Dealers will replace the surrounding switch trim to recess the switch and correct the problem.

Our Quick Take

The roof panel opening switch may stick out, and be accidentally tripped, causing the roof to close unexpectedly.

What Should You Do?

General Motors will contact owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for this notification has not been released as of this writing). You may also contact your dealer to check if your vehicle is included in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number for this recall is 15176.

Body, Interior & Misc., March 23, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 23, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
87,063
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V164000
Component
VISIBILITY
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles October 24, 2011, to March 5, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the Slide or Tilt switch for the roof panel may not be adequately recessed to prevent the switch from inadvertently being pressed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 118, "Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems."
Consequence
The Slide or Tilt roof panel switch may inadvertently be pressed and the roof panel may auto-close unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a pinch injury.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the Body Control Module (BCM) software to remove auto-close feature for certain switch positions, 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 15176.
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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