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Recall 17V057000

Front Seat Back Frames Break In An Accident

Recall Details

The front seat backs may fracture in an accident due to improper seat recliner welds. Dealers will inspect the front seats and replace any seat back frames that are incorrectly welded free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The recliner mechanisms for the front seat backs may have been welded improperly, resulting in the seat backs possibly breaking in an accident. This would increase the risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Chevrolet must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected (a timetable of 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 17035.

Body, Interior & Misc., January 26, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 26, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
17,197
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V057000
Component
SEATS

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles. A bracket used in the driver or front passenger seat-back recliner mechanism may have been incorrectly welded to the seat-back frame, as a result, in the event of a crash, the head-restraints may not function properly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 202a, "Head Restraints."
Consequence
In a crash, the seat-backs for the front seats may break, increasing the risk of injury to the occupants.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front passenger seats, replacing any with seat-back frames that are incorrectly welded, 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 17035.
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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