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Chevrolet Impala Recalls

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08/01/16 General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 chevrolet impala vehicles manufactured april 25, 2008 through february 16, 2010. the front passenger seat frame may contact and damage the wires of the passenger presence sensor module.

If the wires are damaged, the passenger presence sensory system may fail to recognize that the passenger seat is occupied, disabling the air bag. damage may also cause the air bag fuse to short resulting in a loss of all air bags and seat belt pretensions. both conditions increase the risk of injury during a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will double wrap the wires with anti-abrasion tape and replace damaged wires as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on august 1, 2016. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-521-7300. gm's recall campaign number is 36110.

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.
09/05/11 Gm is recalling certain model year 2012 chevrolet impala vehicles manufactured from april 19, 2011, through july 29, 2011. the upper power steering hose may have been misrouted so that it can come in close proximity to and/or contact the catalytic converter. with the engine on, heat from the catalytic converter may melt the power steering hose.

Power steering fluid could flow onto the catalytic converter, and an engine compartment fire could occur.

Gm dealers will inspect to ensure that the upper power steering hose is routed correctly and make the necessary repairs free of charge. the safety recall began on september 5, 2011. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438.

Gm's safety recall campaign number is 11224. owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
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03/11/03 On certain mini vans, passenger and sport utility vehicles, some of these vehicles have a driver's side air bag that may not deploy as designed. in addition, the air bag inflator could rupture.

This could result in reduced capability of the air bag to protect the driver. also if the air bag inflator ruptured, pieces of the inflator could strike and injure the vehicle occupants.

Dealers will inspect, and if necessary, install a new driver's air bag. owner notification began on march 11, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact buick at 1-800-521-7300, cadillac at 1-800-458-8006, chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, gmc at 1-800-462-8782, or pontiac at 1-800-762-2737.

Gm recall no. 03008. customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
04/24/15 Engine General motors llc (gm) notified the agency on april 2, 2015, that they are is recalling certain model year 2004 buick regal vehicles manufactured april 9, 2003, to june 1, 2003, 2004 chevrolet impala vehicles manufactured april 8, 2003, to june 23, 2003, and 2004 chevrolet monte carlo vehicles manufactured april 7, 2003, to june 23, 2003. on may 18, 2015, gm expanded the recall to cover an additional 49,751 2004 pontiac grand prix vehicles manufactured january 6, 2003, to june 25, 2004. in the affected vehicles, the valve cover gasket may leak.

The leaking engine oil can drip onto the hot surface of the exhaust manifold, increasing the risk of a fire.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will remove the plastic cover and plastic oil fill tube extension and replace the front valve cover and gasket. these repairs will be done free of charge. the recall began on april 24, 2015. owners may contact buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737 or chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. gm's number for this recall is 14574.

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.
09/23/14 Engine This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. the key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. general motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 buick lacrosse, 2006-2011 buick lucerne, 2000-2005 cadillac deville, 2006-2011 cadillac dts, 2006-2014 chevrolet impala, and 2006-2007 chevrolet monte carlo vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the weight on the key ring and road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move 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 will cause loss of engine power, power steering, and power braking, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will install two key rings and an insert in the key slot or a cover over the key head on all ignition keys, free of charge. the recall began on september 23, 2014. owners may contact general motors customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (buick), 1-800-458-8006 (cadillac), and 1-800-222-1020 (chevrolet). gm's number for this recall is 14299.

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.
11/13/06 Engine On certain vehicles, the fuel tank is missing the adhesive layer that bonds the barrier layer to the outer shell of the fuel tank.

With this condition, fuel and/or fuel vapors could seep out between the layers, increasing the risk of a fire.

Dealers will inspect the serial number on the fuel tank and replace the fuel tank if necessary. the recall began on november 13, 2006. owners may contact buick at 1-866-608-8080, chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, or pontiac at 1-800-620-7668.

Gm recall no. 06160.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
04/10/14 Transmission and Drivetrain General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014 buick regal, lacrosse, verano, and enclave, and chevrolet impala, malibu, cruze, and traverse, and gmc acadia vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. in the affected vehicles, the transmission shift cable adjuster may disengage from the transmission shift lever. as such, these vehicles do not conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 102, "transmission shift lever sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect." they also fail to conform to fmvss number 114, "theft protection and rollaway prevention."

If a vehicle's shift cable disengages from the transmission shift lever, a driver may be unable to shift gear positions and the indicated shift position may not represent the gear position the vehicle is in. should a disengagement occur while the vehicle is being driven, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, the driver may be able to shift the lever to the "park" position, but the vehicle transmission may not be in the "park" gear position. if the vehicle is not in the "park" position there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. a vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

General motors will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace any affected transmission shift cable adjusters, free of charge. the recall began on april 10, 2014. chevrolet owners may contact general motors at 1-800-222-1020, buick owners at 1-800-521-7300, and gmc owners at 1-800-462-8782. general motors' number associated with this recall is 14048.

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.
05/06/15 Brakes and Traction Control General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014 chevrolet impala vehicles manufactured march 22, 2013, to may 22, 2014. in the affected vehicles, the electronic parking brake piston actuation arm may not fully retract causing the brake pads to stay partially engaged. thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety systems (fmvss) no. 135 "light vehicle brake systems."

Brake pads that remain partially engaged with the rotors may cause excessive brake heat that may result in a fire.

Gm has notified owners, and dealers will reprogram the electronic parking brake control module with new software, free of charge. the recall began on may 6, 2015. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. gm's number for this recall is 15259. note: the vehicles covered by this campaign were previously remedied incorrectly under campaigns 14v541 or 15v085.

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.
03/05/15 Brakes and Traction Control General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014 chevrolet impala vehicles manufactured november 15, 2012, to may 30, 2014. in the affected vehicles, the electronic parking brake piston actuation arm may not fully retract causing the brake pads to stay partially engaged. thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety systems (fmvss) no. 135 "light vehicle brake systems."

Brake pads that remain partially engaged with the rotors may cause excessive brake heat that may result in a fire.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the electronic parking brake control module with new software, free of charge. the recall began march 5, 2015. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (chevrolet). gm's number for this recall is 15100. note: this recall covers a limited population of vehicles that were remedied incorrectly under recall 14v-541.

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.
10/28/14 Brakes and Traction Control General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 cadillac xts vehicles manufactured february 14, 2012, to august 22, 2014, and 2014-2015 chevrolet impala vehicles manufactured november 5, 2012, to september 2, 2014. in the affected vehicles, the electronic parking brake piston actuation arm may not fully retract causing the brake pads to stay partially engaged.

Brake pads that remain partially engaged with the rotors may cause excessive brake heat that may result in a fire.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will update the electronic parking brake software, free of charge. the recall began on october 28, 2014. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. gm's number for this recall is 14471.

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.
06/28/04 Brakes and Traction Control Certain passenger vehicles were produced with lower than specified torque on both front brake caliper to steering knuckle attachment bolts. with improper torque, the clamp load at the joint may not be adequate to prevent movement between the caliper bracket and knuckle.

Depending on whether one or both bolts backs out or fractures, the result can be locking of the affected wheel during braking and an abrupt steering input in the direction of the locked wheel, reduced braking and noise from the affected wheel, or severing of a brake hose, increased brake pedal travel, and reduced steering control. reduced braking or steering control could cause a crash.

Dealers are to tighten both bolts to the specified torque. owner notification began on june 28, 2004. owners should contact chevrolet 1-800-630-2438 or pontiac 1-800-620-7668.

Recall no. 04049.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
08/21/14 Suspension and Steering General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014 chevrolet impala vehicles manufactured november 5, 2012, to december 20, 2013. due to a poor electrical ground connection to the power steering control module (pscm), the affected vehicles may have a loss of power steering assist during start up or while driving.

If power steering assist is lost, greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will clean paint from behind the ground stud nut and update the pscm software, free of charge. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. the recall began on august 21, 2014. gm's number for this recall is 14330.

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.
06/27/14 Suspension and Steering General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014 buick regal, cadillac xts, chevrolet camaro and chevrolet impala vehicles. improperly torqued fasteners may cause the steering intermediate shaft and the steering gear and/or the lower control arm and the lower ball joint to separate.

If any of the components separate, the vehicle may have a loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm began to notify owners on june 27, 2014, and dealers will inspect the fasteners for correct torque, correcting them as necessary, free of charge. owners may contact gm customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (buick), 1-800-458-8006 (cadillac) or 1-800-222-1020 (chevrolet). gm's number for this recall is 14378.

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.
08/01/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 chevrolet impala vehicles manufactured april 25, 2008 through february 16, 2010. the front passenger seat frame may contact and damage the wires of the passenger presence sensor module.

If the wires are damaged, the passenger presence sensory system may fail to recognize that the passenger seat is occupied, disabling the air bag. damage may also cause the air bag fuse to short resulting in a loss of all air bags and seat belt pretensions. both conditions increase the risk of injury during a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will double wrap the wires with anti-abrasion tape and replace damaged wires as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on august 1, 2016. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-521-7300. gm's recall campaign number is 36110.

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.
08/25/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 chevrolet impala vehicles manufactured april 15, 2013, to june 19, 2015, equipped with front vented-heated passenger seats. accordingly, the automatic occupant sensing (aos) system may fail to suppress the front passenger air bag if a child seat is in the front passenger seat. these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 208, "occupant crash protection."

If the front passenger air bag deploys with a child seat in the front passenger seat, it increases the risk of injury to the child.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will correct the calibration-learning error by preconditioning the empty seat, and also resetting the ecu to a seat zero-value, free of charge. the recall began on august 25, 2015. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. gm's number for this recall is 15400.

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.
12/26/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 cadillac cts, escalade, escalade esv, chevrolet suburban, tahoe, gmc yukon, and yukon xl, and 2014 buick enclave, chevrolet express, impala, silverado hd, traverse, gmc acadia, savana, and sierra hd vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the chassis electronic module may be internally contaminated, resulting in an electrical short.

If the module experiences an electrical short, the vehicle could stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the chassis electronic module, free of charge. the recall began on december 26, 2014. owners may contact gm customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (buick), 1-800-458-006 (cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (chevrolet), and 1-800-462-8782 (gmc). gm?s number for this recall is 14515.

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.
10/15/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 cadillac xts vehicles manufactured april 11, 2013, to june 27, 2013, and 2014 chevrolet impala vehicles manufactured may 13, 2013, to november 5, 2013. the affected vehicles may have left the factory with the sensing and diagnostic module (sdm) set to "manufacturing mode."

In manufacturing mode, the vehicle's air bags will not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers are to reprogram the sdm to the correct mode, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin in september 2014. owners may contact cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006 or chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. gm's number for this recall is 14532.

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.
06/13/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2013 cadillac ats and model year 2013 cadillac xts; model year 2014 chevrolet impala; and 2013 chevrolet sonic vehicles. originally, in may 2013, gm recalled 1,627 model year 2013 cadillac ats and model year 2013 cadillac xts; and model year 2014 chevrolet impala vehicles. in october 2013, gm informed the agency that it was adding model year 2013 chevrolet sonic vehicles to this campaign , representing an additional 8,050 units. the total number of vehicles being recalled is now 9,677. on the affected vehicles, the brake lamps may intermittently flash without the brakes being applied and the cruise control may disengage. thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

If the brake lamps flash when the vehicle is not slowing, a following driver may not adjust vehicle speed when the vehicle is in fact braking, and the brake lamps are illuminating as intended, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the body control module. the recall began on june 13, 2013. owner's may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or cadillac at 1-866-982-2339. gm's recall number is 13158.

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.
10/10/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning Gm is recalling 79 my 2009 chevrolet impala vehicles. some of these vehicles have a passenger-side front air bag inflator that could fracture at an inflator tube during a deployment.

During a passenger-side air bag deployment, pieces of the inflator tube could strike and injure vehicle occupants and the air bag cushion would not inflate fully, reducing the capability of the bag to protect the passenger.

Dealers will install a new passenger-side front air bag. the recall began on october 10, 2008. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or through their website at http://www.gmownercenter.com .

Gm recall no. 08342.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
08/15/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning Certain passenger, mini vans, and sport utility vehicles have an air bag inflator on the driver's side that could fracture at a weld during a deployment.

Pieces of the inflator could strike and injure vehicle occupants and the air bag cushion would not inflate fully, reducing the capability of the bag to protect the driver.

Dealers will inspect, and replace, if necessary, the air bag module assembly on the driver's side. owner notification began august 15, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact buick at 1-800-521-7300, cadillac at 1-800-458-8006, chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, gmc at 1-800-462-8782, oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537, or pontiac at 1-800-762-2737.

Gm recall no. 02032. also, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
11/16/00 Electrical and Air Conditioning Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. some of these vehicles exhibit a condition in which the driver side impact air bag inflator separates from the air bag module during deployment.

If the inflator separates, the air bag will not deploy properly during a crash and occupant protection would be reduced. if is also possible that a separated inflator could be propelled downward and could result in injury to a rear seat passenger whose foot is positioned approximately under the inflator module.

Dealers will replace the side impact air bag module.

Owner notification is expected to begin during december 2000.owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or buick at 1-800-521-7300.also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
10/26/00 Electrical and Air Conditioning Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. the air bag sensing and diagnostic modules (sdm) could experience a memory error resulting in the air bags not deploying in a crash situation.

In a crash, a front seat occupant may receive more serious injuries.

Dealers will replace the sensing and diagnostic module.

Owner notification began october 26, 2000. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020. also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
09/29/14 Other General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 chevrolet impala vehicles manufactured may 7, 2014, to july 28, 2014. in the event of an accident, the center storage console may not stay latched. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 201, "occupant protection in interior impact."

The storage compartment door may not remain closed in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury.

Parts to remedy this condition are not currently available. gm will send owners an interim notification in early october 2014, and will send a second letter when parts are available. at that time dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the console storage compartment door inertia latch, free of charge. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. gm's number for this recall is 14476.

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.
11/05/10 Other Gm is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 chevrolet impalas for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 210, "seat belt assembly anchorages." the front safety belt webbing may not have been properly secured to the lap belt anchor pretensioner mounted to the side of the seat nearest the door.

The safety belt may not restrain the occupant as intended during a crash, which could result in injury to the occupant.

Dealers will inspect both front safety belts for proper installation of the anchors to the pretensioners and, if necessary, reinstall the anchors. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall began on november 5, 2010. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or at the owner center at www.gmownercenter.com.

Gm safety recall no. 10312.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
07/05/06 Other Certain vehicles equipped with a manual passenger seat adjuster fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 210, "seat belt assembly anchorages." the left floor mounting bracket may be mislocated.

In a severe vehicle crash, the seat adjuster may separate from the mounting bracket, increasing the risk of occupant injury.

Dealers will inspect the seat adjuster and replace it if necessary free of charge. the recall on july 2, 2006. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438.

Gm recall no. 06016.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
08/24/00 Other Vehicle description: passenger vehicles, light duty trucks, sport utility vehicles, and mini vans equipped with trw seat belt buckle assemblies. the buckle base of these seat belt assemblies were not properly heat treated and therefore do not pass the load bearing requirement of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 209, "seat belt assemblies."

In the event of a vehicle crash, the occupant may not be properly restrained.

Dealers will inspect the vehicle's safety belt buckle assembly date codes and, if necessary, will replace any safety belt buckle assembly.

Owner notification began august 24, 2000. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact buick at 1-800-521-7300; chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020; gmc at 1-800-462-8782; oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537; pontiac at 1-800-762-2737; or saturn at 1-800-553-6000. also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

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Chevrolet Impala 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.