Faulty Compartment Doors Prompt Truck Recall from General Motors

Faulty Compartment Doors Prompt Truck Recall from General Motors
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December 28, 2015

General Motors is issuing a recall for trucks with defective locks.

The automaker is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks. The affected vehicles have a console compartment lid latch assembly that may fail to keep the compartment door closed in the event of a crash. This malfunction puts these vehicles in violation of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 201, "Occupant Protection in Interior Impact."

If the console compartment door does not remain closed in a crash, the contents stored in the console may strike the vehicle occupants, increasing their risk of injury.

GM is including about 8,800 vehicles in this recall.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the console compartment door latch assembly, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Chevrolet customer service at (800) 222-1020 and GMC customer service at (800) 462-8782.