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Safety Recalls for 2012 CHEVROLET SONIC

Recall Number: 12261 Recall Date: 01-24-2013 Affected Vehicles: 3,896
Component:
Air bags
Summary:
General motors is recalling certain model year 2012 chevrolet camaro, buick verano, chevrolet cruze, and chevrolet sonic vehicles. the driver side frontal air bag has a shorting bar which may intermittently contact the air bag terminals.
Consequence:
If the bar and terminals are contacting each other at the time of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal airbag, that airbag will not deploy, increasing the driver's risk of injury.
How to Fix:
General motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel airbag coil, free of charge. the safety recall began on february 13, 2013. owners may contact general motors at 1-800-521-7300.
Recall Number: 12261 Recall Date: 10-31-2012 Affected Vehicles: 2,949
Component:
Air bags
Summary:
General motors is recalling certain model year 2012 buick verano, chevrolet cruze, and chevrolet sonic vehicles. the driver side frontal air bag has a shorting bar which may intermittently contact the air bag terminals.
Consequence:
If the bar and terminals are contacting each other at the time of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal airbag, that airbag will not deploy, increasing the driver's risk of injury.
How to Fix:
General motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel airbag coil, free of charge. the safety recall began on january 11, 2013. owners may contact general motors at 1-800-521-7300.
Recall Number: 12176 Recall Date: 08-20-2012 Affected Vehicles: 44,668
Component:
Visibility:windshield wiper/washer
Summary:
"general motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2012 chevrolet sonic vehicles manufactured from may 5, 2011, through february 24, 2012. these vehicles fail to conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 104, ""windshield wiping and washing systems."" the windshield wiper washer hose on these vehicles may separate from the washer fluid reservoir. if this occurs, washer fluid will not be available to the windshield. "
Consequence:
A lack of washer fluid could impede the driver's view, increasing the risk of a crash.
How to Fix:
Gm will notify owners, and dealers will secure the windshield washer hose to prevent separation, free of charge. the safety recall began on september 7, 2012. owners may contact the chevrolet owner center at 1-866-694-6546.
Recall Date: 12-28-2011 Affected Vehicles: 4,296
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:pads
Summary:
General motors (gm) is recalling certain model year 2012 chevrolet sonic vehicles manufactured from june 2, 2011, through november 21, 2011. on some of these vehicles, the front brake inner or outer pad may be missing.
Consequence:
A missing pad could result in reduced brake system performance, increasing the risk of a crash.
How to Fix:
Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front brakes for a missing inner or outer pad. if a brake pad is missing, dealers will install new inner and outer pads, a new brake caliper, and a new rotor. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin on or before january 14, 2012
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