BUICK ENCORE 2013: EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
|Make : BUICK||Model : ENCORE||Year : 2013|
|Build Dates : 2012-08-23 - 2013-09-09|
|NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V417000|
|Date Owner's Notified: 2014-08-29||Date Received by ODI: 2014-07-02||Date Added to Database: 2014-07-10|
|Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC|
|Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:|
|Manufacturer Campaign Number: 14257|
|Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2990|
General Motors LLC "GM" is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Buick Encore all-wheel-drive vehicles manufactured August 23, 2012, to September 9, 2013; Verano vehicles manufactured August 8, 2012, to June 20, 2013; Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured August 7, 2012, to August 16, 2013, and 2012-2014 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured May 10, 2011, to August 16, 2012 equipped with a Calix oil pan/block heater. In cold temperatures, the insulation on the engine block heater cord can become damaged, allowing the wires to be exposed.
Exposed wires increase the risk of electrical shock and personal injury if the cord is handled while it is plugged in.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine oil pan/block heater cord with a new cord that is rated for temperatures of minus 40 degree Celsius. The recall began in August 2014. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14257.
|Report Initiator: MFR||V Report|
|Regulation Part Number:||Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:|
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.