2012 Chevrolet TRAVERSE Structure Body Hatchback Liftgate Recall

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2012 Chevrolet TRAVERSE Structure Body Hatchback Liftgate Recall

 NHTSA Recall #113525
NHTSA Compaign #15V415000
MFG Compaign #15240
 ManufacturerGeneral Motors LLC
 Model Year2012
 Date of notification15/11/16
 Begin date of manufacuring06/07/08
 End date of manufacturing09/03/12
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received30/06/15
 Report created30/06/15
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units691144
 Defect summaryGeneral motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 buick enclave vehicles manufactured january 3, 2007, to february 29, 2012, 2009-2012 chevrolet traverse vehicles manufactured july 6, 2008, to march 9, 2012, 2007-2012 gmc acadia vehicles manufactured september 15, 2006, to february 29, 2012, and 2007-2010 saturn outlook vehicles manufactured august 17, 2006, to march 18, 2010. The affected vehicles, equipped with the power liftgate option, have gas struts that hold the power liftgate up when open. These struts may prematurely wear and the open liftgate may suddenly fall.
 Consequence summaryIf the open liftgate unexpectedly falls, it may strike a person, increasing their risk of injury.
 Corrective actionGm will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the power liftgate actuator motor control unit so that the motor will prevent the rapid closing of the lift gate, free of charge. The recall began on november 15, 2016. Owners may contact buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, gmc customer service at 1-800-462-8782, and saturn customer service at 1-800-553-6000. Gm's number for this recall is 15240.
 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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