General Motors is recalling certain units of the 2014 Chevrolet Caprice and 2014 Chevrolet SS Sedan in the United States over an issue that may result in the airbag deploying at a higher intensity than necessary.
The defect: affected vehicles received replacement seat base assemblies during repair service, but during the work, the seat position target bracket may not have been transferred from the old seat to the new one. Without the seat position target bracket, the air bag may deploy at a higher intensity than necessary.
The hazards: an air bag that deploys at a higher than intended level increases the risk of injury during a crash.
|Model Year||Manufacturer||Make||Model||Production Date|
|2014||General Motors||Chevrolet||Caprice||August 14, 2013 to February 3, 2014|
|2014||General Motors||Chevrolet||SS Sedan||August 15, 2013 to February 16, 2014|
Number of vehicles affected: 23.
The fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and, if necessary, install a seat frame equipped with a target bracket, free of charge. The automaker has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this GM recall should visit recalls.gm.com. There, owners will be able to enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs. If the vehicle is part of the recall, customers should take it to a General Motors dealer.
Owners can also contact Chevrolet customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GM Recall Number: 15567
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 15V636000