GM Recalls the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic


General Motors is currently facing another recall issue and the vehicle involved this time is the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic.

Based on the information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or simply NHTSA, the safety recall that General Motors has issued was triggered by the defective turn signal lamp that was detected just recently.

The problem with the defective turn signal lamp was considered by GM as a major issue that prompted them to issue a safety recall since this problem might lead to accident or collision. In addition to this General Motor wants to have this problem fixed since this affects the Body Control Module or the BCM of the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic.

According to General Motors, when any of the turn signals of the Sonic fails to function well, the vehicle’s BCM will not be able to detect this condition. As a result, the module will not be able to provide the driver with any indication that one of the turn signal lamps is not working. Due to this the BCM of the Sonic is actually not working well.

Aside from that, the defective turn signal exposes the vehicle to the risk of collision since this might cause a miscommunication between the driver of the affected Sonic and the other motorists. A collision in this case is quite possible since the Driver of the Sonic would think that he or she has already transmitted the needed signal to inform the other motorists that the vehicle will be making a desired turn and because the turn signal lamp is defective this will not be able to transmit the needed signal. Thus the vehicle behind would continue running since its driver will never know that the Sonic in front will be making a turn.

Although General Motors has not yet received any report of collision or accident caused by the said defect, the company has already issued a recall order that would start this October 3 so as to allow its dealerships to fix the defective lamps, fix the affected vehicles’ BCM, and their key fobs.

The NHTSA’s website revealed that a total of 4,716 units of 2013 Chevrolet Sonic that were manufactured from May 29, 2012 to August 29, 2012 will be affected by the safety recall.

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