Safety Recall Updates Part 4 of 4

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This is it — the fourth and final installment in this week’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) safety recall updates. In addition to one General Motors recall campaign, I have also included a list of all GM recalls announced since the first of 2014. If you missed any of the NHTSA safety recall updates, brought to you by, this is your opportunity to take a look at the list and see if your vehicle is identified. Log onto for the latest safety recall updates, automotive news and views, and millions of great deals on new and used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.

Remember to look inside of the driver door jamb (most vehicles) for the production date of your vehicle (Month/Year). This will help you to determine if your vehicle is in need of attention due to a NHTSA safety recall.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V417000
General Motors Recall Campaign Number: 14257

Vehicles Affected: Certain 2013 & 2014 Buick Encore all-wheel-drive vehicles manufactured from August 23, 2012 through September 9, 2013, Buick Verano vehicles manufactured from August 8, 2012 through June 20, 2013, Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured from August 7, 2012 through August 16, 2013, and 2012-2014 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured from May 10, 2011 through August 16, 2012 equipped with a Calix oil pan/block heater. Approximately 2,990 vehicles are expected for inclusion under the provisions of this recall campaign.

Cause: During extremely cold weather situations the insulation that protects the engine block heater core could suffer damage and allow electrified wiring to be exposed.

Concern: Since the engine block heater cord plugs into household voltage (115-volts), the risk of personal injury from exposed wiring could cause serious personal injury.

Correction: General Motors will notify owners with specific instructions regarding engine block heater cord replacement. If necessary the cord will be replaced with a cord rated to a temperature of minus-forty-degrees-Celsius, free of charge. No schedule has been provided for owner notification but owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.

NOTE: Carefully inspect the power cord on your engine block heater before each use. The location of the cord makes it vulnerable to fluid contamination as well as drastic multiple temperature changes. Because the heater uses higher voltage than that of a 12-volt system, greater care must be taken.


13-Jan2014 Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra    Overheating exhaust components

20-Feb2014 Buick Encore, LaCrosse, Regal and Verano; 2014 Chevy Cruze, Impala, Malibu and Traverse; GMC AcadiaTransmission shift cable adjuster body fracture

25-Feb2005-07 Chevy Cobalt, Pontiac G5 and Pursuit; 2003-07 Saturn Ion; 2006-07 Chevy HHR; 2006-07 Pontiac Solstice; 2007 Saturn Sky, Opel/Vauxhall GT, Daewoo G2X       Ignition switch torque performance

17-Mar2008-13 Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook    Side impact air bag connector

17-Mar2009-14 Chevy Express, GMC Savana        Front passenger air bag performance

17-Mar2013-14 Cadillac XTSBrake vacuum booster pump vent and connector

28-Mar2008-11 Chevy HHR; 2008-10 Chevy Cobalt; 2008-10 Pontiac G5; 2008-10 Pontiac Solstice; 2008-10 Saturn Sky; 2008-10 Opel GT; 2008-09 Daewoo G2X       Ignition switch torque performance

28-Mar2013-14 Chevy Cruze w/1.4L turboHalf shaft fracture

28-Mar2014 Cadillac ELR      Electric brake control module calibration

28-Mar2014-15 Full size pickups and SUVs with MYC transmission         Oil cooler fitting

31-Mar2004-06 Chevy Malibu/Malibu Maxx, Pontiac G6; 2004-07 Saturn Ion; 2008-09 Chevy Malibu, Pontiac G6, Saturn Aura; 2010 Cobalt; 2009-10 Chevy HHR     Electronic power steering

9-Apr  2005-10 Chevy Cobalt; 2006-11 Chevy HHR; 2003-2010 Pontiac G5; 2006-10 Pontiac Solstice; 2003-07 Saturn Ion; 2007-10 Saturn Sky      Ignition cylinder

19-Apr2009-10 Pontiac VibeAir bags

24-Apr2013 Cadillac SRX     Hesitation

24-Apr2015 Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD Duramax    Diesel transfer pump

29-Apr2007-08 Saturn Aura  Shift cable

29-Apr2014 Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave      Inaccurate fuel gauge

7-May2014 Chevy Malibu, Buick LaCrosseBrake rotors

13-May         2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra light duty; 2015 Chevy Tahoe      Tie rods

14-May         2004-12 Chevy Malibu; 2004-07 Chevy Malibu Maxx; 2005-10 Pontiac G6; 2007-2010 Saturn Aura          Brake lamps

14-May         2005-07 Chevy Corvette      Low beams

14-May         2014 Cadillac CTS     Wipers

16-May         2015 Cadillac Escalade         Passenger air bag

19-May         2004-08 Chevy Malibu; 2005-08 Pontiac G6Shift cable

19-May         2009-10 Saturn Outlook; 2009-14 Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave       Front seat belts

19-May         2015 Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD       Loose fuse block

21-May         2004-08 Chevy Aveo; 2005-08 Pontiac Wave, G3  Daytime running lights

21-May         2004-08 Chevy OptraDaytime running lights

30-May         2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra light duty; 2015 Silverado HD, Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Sierra HD, Yukon and Yukon XL      Base radio chime

30-May         2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra; 2015 Chevy Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV  Sensing and diagnostic module

5-Jun   2012 Chevy Cruze, Camaro, Sonic and Buick Verano       Driver’s air bag shorting bar

5-Jun   2013-14 Chevy Spark and Buick Encore     Passenger air bag

5-Jun   2014 Chevy CorvetteSensing and diagnostic module

11-Jun2004-11 Saab 9-3 Convertible         Seat belt retractor

11-Jun2012 Chevy Sonic     Transmission turbine shaft fracture

11-Jun2014 Buick LaCrosseDriver’s door wiring splice

13-Jun2010-2014 Chevy Camaro    Key fob can bump ignition

16-Jun2005-09 Buick Allure and Buick LaCrosse; 2006-14 Chevy Impala; 2000-05 Cadillac DeVille; 2004-11 Cadillac DTS; 2006-11 Buick Lucerne; 2004-05 Buick Regal; 2006-08 Chevy Monte Carlo         Key replacement from slot to hole

16-Jun2011 Cadillac AWD CTS       Roof rail air bags

16-Jun2013-14 Cadillac ATS and 2014 Cadillac CTS         Shift cable

16-Jun2014 Chevy Corvette with competition sport seats          Incorrect air bag

16-Jun2014-15 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra   Unsecured floor mats

16-Jun2015 Chevy Silverado 2500/3500 HD and GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD      Steering pump clamp inspection

26-Jun2012-13 Chevy CruzeDriver’s side air bag

26-Jun2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray w/FE1, FE3  Rear shock absorbers

26-Jun2014 Chevy SS/Caprice        Windsheld wiper motor

26-Jun2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra; the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban;  2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL.         Transfer case control module

30-Jun1997-05 Chevy Malibu; 2000-05 Chevy Impala/Monte Carlo; 1998-02 Olds Intrigue; 1999-04 Olds Alero; 1999-05 Pontiac Grand Am; 2004-08 Grand Prix     Unintended ignition key rotation

30-Jun2003-14 Cadillac CTS, 2004-06 Cadillac SRXUnintended ignition key rotation

30-Jun2005-07 Buick Rainier, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender, Saab 9-7x; 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT, GMC Envoy XL      Overheating power window unit

30-Jun2007-11 Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD   Chance of underhood fire

30-Jun2011-14 Chevrolet Cruze; 2012-14 Chevrolet Sonic; 2013-14 Chevrolet Trax, Buick Encore and Verano          Frayed engine block heater cord

30-Jun2014 Chevy Camaro and Impala, Buick Regal, Cadillac XTS        Bad joint fastener

18-Jul  2014-2015 Chevrolet Spark   Lower control arm ball joint

21-Jul  2013 Chevrolet Malibu; 2011-2013 Buick Regal      Front turn signal bulbs

22-Jul  2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Yukon XLRoof rail air bags

22-Jul  2014 Chevrolet Impala        Electronic power steering

22-Jul  2010-2012 Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX; 2011-2012 Chevrolet Camaro, Buick Regal and LaCrossePower height adjustable seats

22-Jul  2013-2014 Buick Encore and Cadillac ATS; 2014 Cadillac CTS and ELR, Chevrolet SS, Caprice,  Caprice PPV and Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500; 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 HD and GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD          Seat hook weld incomplete

28-Jul  2007 Chevrolet Optra (Canada); 2009-2010 Chevrolet Aveo;  2009 Pontiac G3/Wave   Reduced brake performance

7-Aug  2002-2004 Saturn Vue         Ignition key pullout in run

7-Aug  2014-15 Chevrolet Impala    Console bin door latch

S.M. Darby

S.M. Darby

I am a freelance author with over 25 years of experience as a professional, ASE certified automotive technician and shop owner, muscle car enthusiast, avid street racer, and classic car restoration specialist.