General Motors recently celebrated the millionth Chevrolet Spark milestone, but the celebrations are now over since Chevrolet Europe had decided to recall Chevrolet Sparks sold in Europe. But don’t fret − it’s a minor problem with an easy fix.
The problem: Under certain conditions, corrosion may cause the secondary hood latch striker to stick in the open position. In case the primary latch is not engaged, the hood could open unexpectedly.
Vehicles affected: Chevrolet Sparks sold in Europe from 2009-2014. The affected vehicles were manufactured with a secondary hood latch that may prematurely corrode at the latch pivot, causing the striker to get stuck out of position and preventing the striker from properly engaging the hood latch. GM is not aware of any crashes, injuries, or fatalities as a result of this condition.
Number of affected vehicles: 223,815 Chevrolet Sparks. Cars sold outside Europe are not part of the recall.
The fix: Customers will be notified in line with European legal requirements. Spark customers are advised to check the locking status of the hood prior to driving their vehicle.
Contacts: Customers can visit Chevrolet’s Customer Care page to find the phone number of your country’s Chevrolet representatives.