2013 BUICK ENCORE

Report Date:
June 06, 2014
Campaign Number:
14V298000
Component:
AIR BAGS

Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Buick Encore vehicles manufactured April 10, 2013, to May 8, 2013, and Chevrolet Spark vehicles manufactured December 30, 2012, to March 1, 2013. In the affected vehicles, an improper weld on the passenger side front air bag inflator may result in the air bag not deploying.

Consequence Summary:
If the air bag does not to deploy in the event of a crash, there is an increased risk of injury to the front passenger.

Corrective Summary:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side front air bag, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick) or 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). GM's number for this recall is 14211.

2013 BUICK ENCORE

Report Date:
March 28, 2013
Campaign Number:
13V105000
Component:
STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Summary:
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2013 Buick Encore vehicles manufactured between December 9, 2012 and December 28, 2012, and equipped with a heated steering wheel. The steering wheel fastener may not have been properly installed. This could cause the steering wheel to come loose or separate from the steering column.

Consequence Summary:
If the steering wheel separates from the steering column while driving, the ability to steer could be lost, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Summary:
General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and make any necessary repairs on the steering wheel. These services will be provided at no charge to the customer. The safety recall began on May 21, 2013. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300. This is General Motors campaign number 13098.