2014 Chevrolet Sonic Recalled for Airbag Problem | Edmunds

2014 Chevrolet Sonic Recalled for Airbag Problem


Just the Facts:
  • General Motors is recalling 304 2014 Chevrolet Sonic cars in the U.S. because a loose electrical connection in the steering column may affect the driver's front airbag deployment.
  • GM said it is not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities linked to the recall.
  • Chevrolet dealers will replace any loose terminals.

WASHINGTON — General Motors is recalling 304 2014 Chevrolet Sonic cars in the U.S. because a loose electrical connection in the steering column may affect the driver's front airbag deployment, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

"In the event of a severe crash, the driver's frontal airbag deployment may be limited to the first-stage deployment only, instead of the intended first-stage and second-stage deployments," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If only the first stage of the driver's frontal airbag deploys without the additional second stage, the driver has an increased risk of injury during a crash."

GM said it is not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities linked to the recall.

The affected Sonics were built from July 28, 2014 to August 1, 2014.

Chevrolet dealers will test the terminals in the instrument panel harness clock spring coil connector and replace any loose terminals. A date has not been set for the recall. Owners can contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020.

Edmunds says: Owners will have to wait for their official recall notice before scheduling a service appointment. But if you have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer.

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