Recall 16V422000

Audible Chime Does Not Sound To Alert Driver Seat Belts Need Fastened Or Key Left In Ignition

Recall Details

The audible chime may not sound when seat belts are not fastened or when the key is left in the ignition in error. Dealers will update the radio software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The audible chime that alerts a driver that seat belts are not fastened or that the key is still in the ignition when the vehicle is off may not sound. This could result in unprotected occupants in an accident or the key being left in the vehicle inadvertently. 

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your General Motors vehicle must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable 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 uncompleted 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 45340.

Electrical & Lights, June 10, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 10, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
18,780
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V422000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , EQUIPMENT
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Chevrolet Sonic and Trax, and 2013-2015 Spark vehicles equipped with a Bring Your Own Media radio. The affected radios may fail to provide an audible warning chime when the driver fails to fasten their seatbelt or if the driver leaves the key in the ignition. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 208 "Occupant Crash Protection" and 114 "Theft Protection."
Consequence
Without audible indicators, the driver may not fasten their seatbelt, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.
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 45340.
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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