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2015 CHEVROLET SPARK Recall - Campaign #16V257000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

2015 CHEVROLET SPARK RECALL - #16V257000

RECALL FOR EQUIPMENT : ELECTRICAL : RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

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."

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Recall Details
Vehicle 2015 CHEVROLET SPARK
Manufacturer General Motors LLC
Manufactured between 1/18/2012 - 9/8/2015
Recalled on 4/28/2016
Influenced by General Motors LLC
Owners Notified on 5/26/2016
# Affected 317,572
Recalled for EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
 
Description 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."
Consequences Without audible indicators, the driver may leave the key in the ignition, increasing the risk of theft.
Corrective action 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.
Notes 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.
See also 2015 CHEVROLET SPARK Recall for LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES, HOOD, LATCH

2015 CHEVROLET SPARK Recall for EQUIPMENT, ELECTRICAL, RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

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