2014 Chevrolet SONIC Equipment Electrical Recall

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2014 Chevrolet SONIC Equipment Electrical Recall

 NHTSA Recall #104768
NHTSA Compaign #14V417000
MFG Compaign #14257
 ManufacturerGeneral Motors LLC
 Model Year2014
 Date of notification29/08/14
 Begin date of manufacuring14/08/13
 End date of manufacturing16/08/13
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received02/07/14
 Report created10/07/14
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units2990
 Defect summaryGeneral motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 buick encore all-wheel-drive vehicles manufactured august 23, 2012, to september 9, 2013; verano vehicles manufactured august 8, 2012, to june 20, 2013; chevrolet cruze vehicles manufactured august 7, 2012, to august 16, 2013, and 2012-2014 chevrolet sonic vehicles manufactured may 10, 2011, to august 16, 2012 equipped with a calix oil pan/block heater. In cold temperatures, the insulation on the engine block heater cord can become damaged, allowing the wires to be exposed.
 Consequence summaryExposed wires increase the risk of electrical shock and personal injury if the cord is handled while it is plugged in.
 Corrective actionGm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine oil pan/block heater cord with a new cord that is rated for temperatures of minus 40 degree celsius. The recall began in august 2014. Owners may contact buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. Gm's number for this recall is 14257.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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