Chevrolet Small Cars Recalled for Software Update

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Chevrolet Sonic, Spark and Trax models are being recalled to update their radio software.

The recall affects a total of 18,780 units and include the 2015-2016 Chevrolet Sonic and Trax, as well as the 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the affected vehicles are equipped with a “bring your own media” radio that fails to provide an audible warning chime when the driver doesn’t fasten their seatbelt or if they leave the key in the ignition. “Without audible indicators, the driver may not fasten their seatbelt, increasing the risk of a crash,” NHTSA said.

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GM told safety regulators that no incidents related to the recall have been reported and Chevrolet dealerships will provide the radio software update for free. A date for the recall has not yet been set.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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