Latest Chevrolet Recalls
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Chevrolet Recall History
Several Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs have been subject to recalls over the past five years including the high-profile ignition switch and Takata airbag inflator campaigns.
The Chevrolet Cobalt was among the models at the center of General Motors’ 2014 ignition switch recall of 2.19 million U.S. vehicles. The faulty ignition switch in these vehicles can move out of the “run” position, shutting off the engine and also disabling airbags. The recall ultimately was tied to 124 deaths and hundreds of injuries and led the company to make dramatic changes to its safety processes and culture.
The ignition switch recall includes 2005-10 Cobalts, 2006-11 Chevrolet HHRs and more small vehicles from GM makes such as Pontiac and Saturn. GM says the completion rate for its ignition switch recall across all brands and vehicles is 95.6 percent as of June 2018 — near its goal to fix 100 percent of the affected vehicles.
“No matter the recall completion rate, individual vehicles may still have open recalls requiring repairs,” GM said in a statement. “Shoppers should check the Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) for the specific vehicles they are considering on the NHTSA Recall website to determine if they require recall repairs and have any recall repairs done immediately. Dealers will repair recall at no cost to the owner.”
GM also has called back specific Chevrolet and other makes tied to defective Takata airbags inflators. In 2015, it recalled just more than 330,000 2007-08 Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD pickups and other vehicles for defective passenger side airbags.
Takata airbag inflators can explode and send shrapnel into the passenger compartment, injuring or even killing occupants. The Takata recall, the largest auto recall in U.S. history, includes about 37 million vehicles with 50 million defective inflators. Another round of recalls for several million more defective inflators is expected by December 2019. The defect has been tied to more than 20 deaths worldwide, many in the U.S.
GM said its fix completion rate for all of Takata airbags recalled is 58.9 percent as of June 2018. Recalls for the inflators have been phased based on priority areas including high humidity states.
In 2016, GM also preliminarily recalled 1.8 million full-size trucks and SUVs including 2007–11 Chevrolet Avalanche and Silverado 1500 pickups, Chevrolet Suburban and Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs and 2009-11 Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD pickups with passenger-side Takata airbag inflators. Details: www.gmtakataairbag.com.
The automaker believes those vehicles in the preliminary recall are safe and it is trying to prove through petitions to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that those vehicles don’t need to be recalled and inflators don’t need to be replaced.
Check your Chevrolet’s VIN at www.nhtsa.gov/recalls to determine if the vehicle has any open recalls.