A222359300 – Hood Striker Corrosion – 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark & 2014-2015 Chevrolet Spark EV

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August 25, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V640000

Secondary Hood Latch Corrosion

A hood latch failure can result in the vehicle’s hood opening unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V640

Manufacturer General Motors, LLC

Components LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected 120,688

 

Summary

General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Spark EV vehicles. The secondary hood latch may corrode at the latch pivot, preventing the hood latch from properly engaging.

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the hood striker assembly and hood latch assembly, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed June 12, 2023. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM’s number for this recall is A222359300. This recall supersedes and expands NHTSA recall number 14V-593. Vehicles previously repaired under 14V-593 will need to have the new remedy performed.

 

Notes

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.nhtsa.gov.

 

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Condition

General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2013 – 2015 model year Chevrolet Spark and 2014 – 2015 model year Chevrolet Spark EV vehicles. The secondary hood latch lever in these vehicles may prematurely corrode at the pivot. If severely corroded, the secondary latch striker may become stuck out of position and fail to properly engage. If the striker becomes stuck out of position and both the primary and secondary hood latch fail to engage, the vehicle’s hood may open unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Correction

Dealers will replace the hood striker assembly and hood latch assembly. Vehicles included in recall 14V593 that have not received the recall remedy will be administratively closed under the old recall number and moved under this recall campaign.

 

Parts

Quantity Part Name Part No.
1 Hood Striker 42864144
1 Hood Latch 94534171

 

Hood Striker Replacement

1. Open the hood.

2. Remove the hood striker. (Retainer Bolt Qty: 2)

3. Assemble the hood striker with new one.

4. Check that the primary lock is centered (Fig.1) and parallel (Fig.2,3). Re-adjust if necessary. Tighten: 8.5 N.m (75 lb in).

 

Hood Primary and Secondary Latch Replacement

1. Remove air cleaner assembly. Refer to Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement in SI.

2. Remove hood primary and secondary latch. (Retainer Bolt Qty: 2). Refer to Hood Primary and Secondary Latch Replacement in SI.

3. Assemble the primary and secondary latch with new one. Tighten: 8.5 N.m (75 lb in).

Caution: When the hood is closed after assembly, the front edge of the hood striker lever should not contact the latch and a gap should be maintained as shown in the figure (Sect B-B) below. If it interferes, adjust the hood striker position backward.

 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Safety Recall A222359300 Hood Striker Corrosion

These questions and answers are being provided to help GM dealers respond to inquiries from involved vehicle owners about the Safety Recall identified above.

 

Q1) Which vehicles are involved?

Certain 2013 – 2015 model year Chevrolet Spark and 2014 – 2015 model year Chevrolet Spark EV vehicles.

 

Q2) What is the issue or condition?

The secondary hood latch lever in these vehicles may prematurely corrode at the pivot.  If severely corroded, the secondary latch striker may become stuck out of position and fail to properly engage.

 

Q3) What symptoms may be experienced?  What warning signs may be associated with the issue or condition described?

None.

 

Q4) What is the remedy/repair?

Dealers will replace the hood striker assembly and hood latch assembly.  Vehicles included in recall 14V593 that have not received the recall remedy will be administratively closed under the old recall number and moved under this recall campaign.

 

Q5) What is the safety risk?  Is the vehicle safe to drive?

If the striker becomes stuck out of position and both the primary and secondary hood latch fail to engage, the vehicle’s hood may open unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Q6) Does the customer have to pay for this remedy/repair?

No, this inspection/repair will be done at no cost to the customer.

 

Q7) Is the remedy/repair available now?

Yes, please see the attached bulletin for details.

 

Q8) What should customers do until recall repairs can be completed?  Are there any special instructions?

If special instructions are provided, they will be included in the notification letters to customers.

 

Q9) How can customers check to see if their vehicle is involved in this field action?

Customers who own a vehicle involved in the field action will be notified by mail by General Motors, but they may also check their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for field actions in GM Owner Center at https://my.gm.com/recalls or via NHTSA’s website at https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/.

 

Q10) If customers are concerned, can they get a rental car or courtesy transportation?

Courtesy transportation is available for customers whose vehicles are involved in this recall and are within the warranty coverage period for the warranty which is associated with this recall.  Please refer to Warranty Administration Bulletin #17-NA-073:  Field Action Courtesy Transportation Policy for further information.

 


Chronology :

This recall relates to a 2014 recall of the subject vehicles (NHTSA No. 14V593), which was intended to address premature corrosion of the secondary hood latch. The recall remedy was to replace the affected components with parts that had improved corrosion protection.

GM opened a new product investigation on May 10, 2022 to assess the effectiveness of the remedy in this earlier recall, after identifying field reports of prematurely corroding hood latches in vehicles that had received the recall remedy. On June 15, 2022, GM expanded the scope of the investigation to include all 2013 – 2015 Spark and 2014 – 2015 Spark EV vehicles in the US.

GM retrieved and reviewed data from warranty claims, TREAD reports, VOQ/CCC reports, and legal claims, and identified 276 global field reports potentially relating to the condition. These reports were received by GM between January 2, 2015 and May 25, 2022 and include 22 crash allegations and one minor injury allegation.

GM also analyzed customer-pay sales and field-part returns.

On August 18, 2022, GM’s Safety and Field Action Decision Authority (SFADA) decided to conduct a safety recall.

 


5 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
CHEVROLET SPARK 2013-2015
CHEVROLET SPARK EV 2014-2015

 


12 Associated Documents

Miscellaneous Document – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Safety Recall A222359300 Hood Striker Corrosion

RMISC-22V640-3138.pdf 100.158KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer Notification re Stop Delivery Order for Upcoming Safety Recall A222359300

RCMN-22V640-9552.pdf 63.517KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V640-3072.pdf 645.093KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V640-6866.PDF 214.55KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer Message re A222359300 – Safety Recall Hood Striker Corrosion Application for Used Vehicle Working Capital Assistance Program (WCAP)

RCMN-22V640-5071.pdf 107.333KB

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Recall 573 Report – 8/30/22

RCLRPT-22V640-6155.PDF 214.545KB

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ISSUED Interim Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RIONL-22V640-1269.pdf 131.447KB

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Recall 573 Report – 11/18/22

RCLRPT-22V640-3203.PDF 214.523KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22V640-0422.pdf 253.47KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer Message re A222359300 – Safety Recall Hood Striker Corrosion

RCMN-22V640-4151.pdf 190.37KB

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Miscellaneous Document – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Safety Recall A222359300 Hood Striker Corrosion

RMISC-22V640-8683.pdf 99.995KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-22V640-5941.pdf 81.601KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most Recent Recalls Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V640&docType=RCL

 


 

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