Recall Alert: 2013-2014 Chevrolet Spark, 2013 Buick Encore

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 61 model-year 2013-2014 Chevrolet Spark cars and 2013 Buick Encore crossovers manufactured in Changwon, Korea, from Dec. 30, 2012 through May 8, 2013

The Problem: GM is reporting that the front passenger airbag end cap could separate from the airbag inflator, which could prevent the airbag from deploying in a crash. The automaker is unaware of any accidents or injuries related to this problem.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the affected parts for free.

What Owners Should Do: General Motors has not yet provided an owner notification schedule but did say courtesy transportation would be provided as needed. Owners can call Buick at 800-521-7300 or Chevrolet at 800-222-1020 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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Comments 

d

not necessarily a recall but my Sparks A/C has been acting up & then I got a letter stating that if it is to bring it in & they'll check it & see if the compressor needs replacing. Everytime I come to a red light it blows warm air out.

K

Same here, I took it into a dealership and they had to order the compressor and a thermostat. Apparently this is a known issue with the 2013 spark

Sheila Price

I have had to take my Chevy Spark to the dealership three times because the air conditioner keeps going out. The first time was because there was a recall on coil and the second time the compressor was replaced and just sent it in for a 3rd time this morning.

Nicole

I just took my Spark into the dealer, there has been a recall on the a/c unit. Mine wouldn't blow cold air at all. So you deff need to take yours in to be fixed.

Sheldon

I got a letter from GM about the A/C recall. The dealer also had to order the parts. I complained about it from the time I purchased the car.
I read that there is also a recall about the bolts falling out of the front end causing the wheels to separate from the tie rod. Bur again they haven't scheduled a recall notice for that problem either.
You would think they would act quickly on a potentially dangerous recall.

stewart

Does anyone have problems with your transmission and or engine not being able to shift right or jumping or just not going at all all tell you floor it?

Paul Zuniga paulzu

My spark keeps running out oil . Not sure what is happening . There's no oil spill undernieth . I imagine oil is being burnt up , but in a very short period of time . At the dealer right now trying to find out.

LoriAnn

@stewart

Yes mine is doing exactly that.. and is has got so bad when I am stopping it seems to want to die on me, I have to put it in neutral and give it gas.. It is currently at the dealership.. "2014 spark"

Judy

I have had to take my car to the dealership twice already. The ac did not blow properly and now my car hesitates badly when I pull off. very disappointed!!!!!

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