June Recalls Affecting General Motors Vehicles

On 2018-06-28 12:34:20

The NHTSA issues vehicle safety standards and requires manufacturers to recall vehicles and equipment that have safety-related defects. When you receive a notification, follow any interim safety guidance provided by the manufacturer and contact your local dealership to fix the recalled part for free.

GM has decided that defects affecting vehicle safety exists in certain Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles.

A small number of 2018 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles have been manufactured with drivers seats that do not meet the NHTSA safety standards. According to the defect report, improperly welded joints in the driver's seat back frame to seat cushion frame could result in seat back failure during a rear impact crash. Unusual play or movement in the seat back is a warning that the weld has fractured and the frame has partially separated from the bracket. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule, but owners with questions may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.

GM is recalling certain 2018 Buick, Cadillac, Chevy and GMC vehicles for a fuel system problem that increases the chance of a vehicle fire. The joint connecting the high pressure fuel pump outer housing to the pump flange may have not been properly welded. Over time, the weld could crack and separate from the flange, allowing the pump to oscillate inside the engine compartment and possibly damage the high pressure fuel line. The vehicles affected by this recall include:

  • 2018 Buick Lacrosse
  • 2018 Cadillac ATS
  • 2018 Chevrolet Colorado
  • 2018 Chevrolet Equinox
  • 2018 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 2018 GMC Acadia
  • 2018 GMC Canyon
  • 2018 GMC Terrain

Owners of some 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 sports cars will be contacted by the manufacturer, regarding a problem affecting the airbag deploy system. In these vehicles, if the sensing diagnostic module (SDM) is exposed to extremely hard braking and sustained acceleration, the SDM may enter a fault state and will not return to normal operation until battery power is removed from the system. If this fault exists, the SDM will not provide crash sensing or deploy the airbags and there will be no indication of a fault through the airbag readiness light or a message on the driver information center (DIC). Dealers will correct the problem through an SDM software update.

This months final GM recall affects certain 2013 Chevrolet Volt hybrid propulsion systems. According to the defect report, an error in a previous software update may prevent the batteries from balancing the voltage among individual cells. If the voltage in a battery cell falls below a certain level, the vehicle may enter a reduced power mode and could eventually stall. Dealers will correct the problem by reprogramming the Hybrid Power-train Control Module (HPCM).