Recall List for the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic

Official recalls have been issued for the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Chevrolet service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Chevrolet customer service.

  1. 2015 Chevrolet Sonic EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC., ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE NHTSA Campaign #16V422000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 10, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 18,780

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Chevrolet Sonic and Trax, and 2013-2015 Spark vehicles equipped with a Bring Your Own Media radio. The affected radios may fail to provide an audible warning chime when the driver fails to fasten their seatbelt or if the driver leaves the key in the ignition. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 208 "Occupant Crash Protection" and 114 "Theft Protection."

    Consequence: Without audible indicators, the driver may not fasten their seatbelt, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The recall began on July 22, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 45340. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V422000 »

  2. 2015 Chevrolet Sonic EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC., ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE NHTSA Campaign #16V257000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 28, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 317,572

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Chevrolet Sonic and Trax vehicles and 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark vehicles equipped with a Bring Your Own Media radio. The affected radios may fail to provide an audible warning chime when the driver, after turning off the ignition and leaving the key in the cylinder, waits 10 minutes or longer to open the door. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114 "Theft Protection."

    Consequence: Without audible indicators, the driver may leave the key in the ignition, increasing the risk of theft.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 17130. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V257000 »

  3. 2015 Chevrolet Sonic EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC. NHTSA Campaign #15V416000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 30, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 45,785

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Chevrolet Spark vehicles manufactured April 30, 2014, to May 20, 2015, and 2015 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured June 18, 2014, to June 10, 2015. In the affected vehicles, equipped with the base radio and OnStar, the radio may lock up due to a software issue, causing the display to go blank and all audio functions to cease. Because of this, there may be no warning chimes such as the reminder to buckle the seat belt and the key being left in ignition when the driver goes to exit the vehicle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208 "Occupant Crash Protection", and 114 "Theft Protection."

    Consequence: Without audible indicators, the driver may leave the key in the ignition, increasing the risk of theft. If a driver or front passenger does not buckle their seat belt, there would be no chime to remind them to fasten their seat belts. If a driver or passenger does not buckle their seat belt there is an increased risk that they will be injured in a crash.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The recall began on August 11, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 15504. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V416000 »

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