2014 Chevrolet SPARK Equipment Electrical Radio Tape Deck Cd Etc. Recall

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2014 Chevrolet SPARK Equipment Electrical Radio Tape Deck Cd Etc. Recall

 NHTSA Recall #114844
NHTSA Compaign #15V416000
MFG Compaign #15504
 ManufacturerGeneral Motors LLC
 Model Year2014
 Date of notification11/08/15
 Begin date of manufacuring30/04/14
 End date of manufacturing13/08/14
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received30/06/15
 Report created30/06/15
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number208
Estimated number of affected units45785
 Defect summaryGeneral motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 chevrolet spark vehicles manufactured april 30, 2014, to may 20, 2015, and 2015 chevrolet sonic vehicles manufactured june 18, 2014, to june 10, 2015. In the affected vehicles, equipped with the base radio and onstar, the radio may lock up due to a software issue, causing the display to go blank and all audio functions to cease. Because of this, there may be no warning chimes such as the reminder to buckle the seat belt and the key being left in ignition when the driver goes to exit the vehicle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 208 "occupant crash protection", and 114 "theft protection."
 Consequence summaryWithout audible indicators, the driver may leave the key in the ignition, increasing the risk of theft. If a driver or front passenger does not buckle their seat belt, there would be no chime to remind them to fasten their seat belts. If a driver or passenger does not buckle their seat belt there is an increased risk that they will be injured in a crash.
 Corrective actionGm will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The recall began on august 11, 2015. Owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. Gm's number for this recall is 15504.
 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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