General Motors is recalling several 2016 model year vehicles over failure to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
The defect: in affected vehicles, the radio may intermittently fail to provide an audio warning when the key has been left in the ignition and the door is opened or when the driver does not fasten their seat belt. As such, the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) number 114, “Theft Protection”, and/or 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”
The hazards: an unbelted driver is at a greater risk of injury in a crash.
- 2016 Chevrolet Camaro
- 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
- 2016 Chevrolet Silverado
- 2016 GMC Sierra
Number of vehicles affected: 139 (United States figure).
The fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this General Motors 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 or GMC customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GMC Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782
- GM Recall Number: 15808
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 16V084000