CHEVROLET ( 18V342000 )- Seat Back Frame Joint Improperly Welded

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V342000

Manufacturer General Motors LLC

Components SEATS

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

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