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Recall 16V517000

Power Seat Wiring Chafes On Seat Frame

Recall Details

The wiring harness to the 8-way power adjustable front seats may chafe on the seat frames, resulting in a short circuit and fire hazard. Dealers will inspect and secure the wiring harness and repair any chafed wires free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The power seat wiring harness connected to the 8-way power adjustable front seats may rub and chafe on the seat frame. This can result in a short circuit and risk of a fire.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Buick 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 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 30710.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, July 7, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 7, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
42,984
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V517000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , SEATS
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011 Buick Regal vehicles manufactured November 3, 2009, to March 25, 2011, equipped with 8-way power adjustable front seats. The power seat wiring harness may contact the seat frame, causing the wires to chafe.
Consequence
Chafed harness wires may cause a short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and secure the wiring harness, and repair any chafed wires as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300. GM's number for this recall is 30710.
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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