Originally appeared on NHTSA
In the event of a rear-impact crash, the seat-back may fail, increasing the risk of injury.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V342000
Manufacturer General Motors LLC
Potential Number of Units Affected 71
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2018 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles. A joint in the driver’s seat-back frame may not be properly welded, reducing the strength of the seat-back frame.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver’s seat-back, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM’s number for this recall is 18178.
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.