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2014 Chevrolet Sonic recall 14257

Chevrolet Recall 14257: Engine Block Heater Power Cord Damage

2014 Chevrolet Sonic

Exposed wires increase the risk of electrical shock and personal injury if the cord is handled while it is plugged in.

Equipment — Electrical

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Buick Encore all-wheel-drive vehicles manufactured August 23, 2012, to September 9, 2013; Verano vehicles manufactured August 8, 2012, to June 20, 2013; Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured August 7, 2012, to August 16, 2013, and 2012-2014 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured May 10, 2011, to August 16, 2012 equipped with a Calix oil pan/block heater. In cold temperatures, the insulation on the engine block heater cord can become damaged, allowing the wires to be exposed.
Actions
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine oil pan/block heater cord with a new cord that is rated for temperatures of minus 40 degree Celsius. The recall began in August 2014. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14257.
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Date Announced
JUL 02, 2014
Vehicles Affected
2,990
Chevrolet Recall #
14257
NHTSA Campaign #
14V417000
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