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Recall 16V257000

Key In Warning Chime Fails To Sound

Recall Details

The chime that sounds when the driver leaves the key in the ignition inadvertently may fail to sound, resulting in the potential of the key being left in the vehicle accidentally. Dealers will update the radio software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The chime that sounds to notify the driver that the key is still in the ignition when the door is open may fail to sound when the door is opened ten minutes or longer after leaving the key in. This could increase risk of vehicle theft.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Chevrolet must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 17130.

Electrical & Lights, April 28, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 28, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
317,572
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V257000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , EQUIPMENT
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Chevrolet Sonic and Trax vehicles and 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark vehicles equipped with a Bring Your Own Media radio. The affected radios may fail to provide an audible warning chime when the driver, after turning off the ignition and leaving the key in the cylinder, waits 10 minutes or longer to open the door. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114 "Theft Protection."
Consequence
Without audible indicators, the driver may leave the key in the ignition, increasing the risk of theft.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, 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 17130.
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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