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Chevrolet Caprice Recalls

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08/04/17 General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 buick lacrosse and chevrolet spark ev, caprice ppv and ss vehicles, 2014-2017 buick encore and chevrolet corvette, silverado 1500 and gmc sierra 1500 vehicles, 2015-2016 cadillac escalade and escalade esv, chevrolet tahoe, trax, suburban and silverado 2500 and 3500 and gmc yukon and yukon xl vehicles, and 2015-2017 gmc sierra hd 2500 and 3500 vehicles. while being previously remedied for recall 16v-651, the affected vehicles may not have received the complete software update necessary to remedy the recall condition. without the update, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (sdm) software to activate a diagnostic test. during this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.

A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the sdm software. vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the sdm replaced. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall began on august 4, 2017. owners may contact buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or gmc customer service at 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 17287.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/13/16 General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 chevrolet silverado 2500 hd, 3500 hd, tahoe, suburban, gmc sierra 2500 hd and 3500 hd, gmc yukon, gmc yukon xl, cadillac escalade and cadillac escalade esv vehicles and 2014-2017 chevrolet corvette, silverado 1500, trax, caprice police pursuit vehicle, gmc sierra 1500, buick encore, and 2014-2016 buick lacrosse, chevrolet spark ev and ss vehicles. in the affected vehicles, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (sdm) software to activate a diagnostic test. during this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.

A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the sdm software. vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the sdm replaced. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall began on october 13, 2016. owners may contact buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or gmc customer service at 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 16007.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/22/14 General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 chevrolet caprice vehicles manufactured march 24, 2011, to december 6, 2013. the affected vehicles are police patrol vehicles (ppv), equipped with a specific transmission selector lever that contains two pins that can become displaced. if the pins get displaced, the driver may be able to shift the vehicle from "park" without depressing the brake pedal or remove the ignition key without the transmission being in "park." as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standards no. 102, "transmission shift position sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect", and no. 114, "theft protection and rollaway prevention."

If the transmission can be moved from "park" without depressing the brake pedal, unintended motion may occur increasing the risk of a crash. additionally, if the ignition key can be removed without the transmission being in "park," the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shift lever roll pin, replace the base pivot pin and attach a brake transmission shift interlock retention enhancement clip, free of charge. the recall began on october 27, 2014. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. gm's number for this recall is 14549.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
02/04/15 Engine General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 chevrolet caprice vehicles manufactured october 15, 2010, to december 6, 2013, and 2008-2009 pontiac g8 vehicles manufactured july 25, 2007, to february 18, 2009. in the affected vehicles, the driver may accidentally hit the ignition key with their knee, unintentionally knocking the key out of the run position, turning off the engine.

If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. additionally, a key knocked out of the run position could cause loss of engine power, power steering, and power braking, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will remove the key blade from the original flip key/rke transmitter assemblies, and cut and fit a revised key blade and housing assembly, in which the blade has been indexed by 90 degrees, to the original rke transmitter assembly. gm issued an interim notification to owners on december 31, 2014. the recall began on february 4, 2015. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 and pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. gm's number for this recall is 14445. note: until the recall has been performed, it is very important that drivers adjust their seat and steering column to allow clearance between their knee and the ignition key.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
05/15/17 Suspension and Steering General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain 2014-2016 chevrolet caprice police pursuit vehicles (ppv), previously remedied under recall 16v-160. the connector between the electric power steering module and the torque sensor may fail, possibly resulting in a loss of electric power steering assist.

A greater steering effort would be needed to control the vehicle if power steering assist is lost, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering gear assembly, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. the recall began may 15, 2017. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
05/11/16 Suspension and Steering General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 caprice police pursuit vehicles manufactured may 15, 2013, to march 3, 2016. corrosion of the connector between the electric power steering module and the torque sensor connector may cause a loss of electric power steering assist.

A greater steering effort would be needed to control the vehicle if power steering is lost, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear assembly, free of charge. the recall began on may 11, 2016. owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. gm's number for this recall is 22010.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/04/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 buick lacrosse and chevrolet spark ev, caprice ppv and ss vehicles, 2014-2017 buick encore and chevrolet corvette, silverado 1500 and gmc sierra 1500 vehicles, 2015-2016 cadillac escalade and escalade esv, chevrolet tahoe, trax, suburban and silverado 2500 and 3500 and gmc yukon and yukon xl vehicles, and 2015-2017 gmc sierra hd 2500 and 3500 vehicles. while being previously remedied for recall 16v-651, the affected vehicles may not have received the complete software update necessary to remedy the recall condition. without the update, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (sdm) software to activate a diagnostic test. during this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.

A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the sdm software. vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the sdm replaced. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall began on august 4, 2017. owners may contact buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or gmc customer service at 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 17287.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/13/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 chevrolet silverado 2500 hd, 3500 hd, tahoe, suburban, gmc sierra 2500 hd and 3500 hd, gmc yukon, gmc yukon xl, cadillac escalade and cadillac escalade esv vehicles and 2014-2017 chevrolet corvette, silverado 1500, trax, caprice police pursuit vehicle, gmc sierra 1500, buick encore, and 2014-2016 buick lacrosse, chevrolet spark ev and ss vehicles. in the affected vehicles, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (sdm) software to activate a diagnostic test. during this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.

A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the sdm software. vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the sdm replaced. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall began on october 13, 2016. owners may contact buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or gmc customer service at 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 16007.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
11/03/16 Other General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 chevrolet caprice police pursuit vehicles manufactured may 14, 2013 through june 14, 2016, and chevrolet ss vehicles manufactured may 15, 2013 through april 27, 2016. the driver's seat belt tensioner cable may be repeatedly bent over the seat side shield as the driver enters and exits the vehicle causing the cable to fatigue and separate.

If the tensioner cable separates, the driver may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tensioner cable assembly, replacing any cable that is damaged. for vehicles that do not require a tensioner assembly replacement, a cable guide will be installed. all vehicles will receive new seat trim with a redesigned opening for the cable routing. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall began on november 3, 2016. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. gm's number for this recall is 31340.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/05/16 Other General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 chevrolet caprice vehicles manufactured october 15, 2010, to october 22, 2013, and 2008-2009 pontiac g8 vehicles manufactured july 25, 2007, to february 18, 2009. in the affected vehicles, the flexible steel cables that connect the seat belts to the vehicle at the outside of the driver seat and the front passenger seat may be bent from being sat on while entering the vehicle. this repeated bending may result in the cable breaking.

If the cable breaks, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seat belt tensioner assembly which includes the steel cable, free of charge. these replacement parts reposition the tensioner cable out of the path of entry into the vehicle and uses a more flexible cable, set at a more upright angle. the recall began on july 5, 2016. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. gm's number for this recall is 15206.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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12/28/15 Other General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014 chevrolet caprice vehicles manufactured august 14, 2013, to february 3, 2014, and chevrolet ss vehicles manufactured august 15, 2013, to february 16, 2014. the affected vehicles received replacement seat base assemblies during repair service, but during the work, the seat position target bracket may not have been transferred from the old seat to the new one. without the seat position target bracket, the air bag may deploy at a higher intensity than necessary.

An air bag that deploys at a higher than intended level increases the risk of injury during a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and, if necessary, install a seat frame equipped with a target bracket, free of charge. the recall began on december 28, 2015. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. gm's number for this recall is 15567.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/22/14 Other General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 chevrolet caprice vehicles manufactured june 7, 2013, to may 29, 2014, and 2014 chevrolet ss vehicles manufactured september 13, 2013, to march 4, 2014. in the affected vehicles, the windshield wiper motor gear teeth may strip causing the windshield wipers to become inoperative.

Inoperative wipers will not clear rain or snow, reducing the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wiper module assembly and replace any affected ones, free of charge. the recall began on august 22, 2014. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. gm's number for this recall is 14295.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/15/14 Other General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 buick encore and cadillac ats; 2014 cadillac cts, elr, chevrolet caprice and ss vehicles; and 2014-2015 chevrolet silverado and gmc sierra trucks. due to an incomplete weld on the seat hook bracket assembly, the front seats in the affected vehicles may not stay secured in place during a high load condition such as a crash.

A seat that does not stay secured increases the risk of occupant injury in a vehicle crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat hook bracket assembly weld and replace the lower seat track, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on august 15, 2014. owners may contact gm customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (buick), 1-800-458-8006 (cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (chevrolet), and 1-800-462-8782 (gmc). gm's number for this recall is 14340.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Chevrolet Caprice Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.