A total of 317,572 Chevy compacts are being recalled to address an issue with its warning chime.
The affected vehicles include the 2013-2016 Chevrolet Sonic and Trax, as well as the 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark. According to the American automaker, the recalled units are equipped with a Bring Your Own Media radio, which may fail to provide an audible warning chime when the driver turns off the ignition. The issue only arises if the driver turns off the ignition and leaves the key in the cylinder for 10 minutes or longer before opening the door.
As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114 “Theft Protection.”
If the warning chime fails to go off, the driver may accidentally leave the key in the ignition, increasing the risk of theft. The company will notify all affected owners and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. A notification schedule has not yet been provided for the recall.
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