GM Announces Recall Affecting More Than 57,000 GMC and Chevrolet SUVs

GM Announces Recall Affecting More Than 57,000 GMC and Chevrolet SUVs
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June 19, 2014

General Motors (GM) is recalling 57,512 model year 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, and 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban vehicles equipped with a base radio and an internal amplifier.

The radios in the affected vehicles may become inoperative, and as a result, there would be no audible chime to notify the driver if the door is opened with the key in the ignition or no audible seatbelt warning indicating the seatbelts were not buckled. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 114, 'Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention,' and 208, 'Occupant Crash Protection.'

Without an audible indicator, the driver may not be aware that the driver's door is open while the key is in the ignition, increasing the risk of a vehicle rollaway. Additionally, there would be no reminder that the driver's or front seat passenger's seatbelt is not buckled, which could increase the risk of injury in a crash.

GM will notify owners of the recalled Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban and GMC Sierra vehicles, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge.

For additional information on this recall, contact General Motors Customer Service at (800) 222-1020 (for Chevrolet) or 800-462-8782 (for GMC). GM's reference number for this recall is 14315.