Chevrolet recalls 2,070 Captiva over faulty parking brake design

Chevrolet recalls 2,070 Captiva over faulty parking brake design

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The Chevrolet Captiva Sport made its debut just about one year ago but it is back in the news due to faulty parking brake. The company has announced a recall notice even while National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced that the brake cable may not be well placed in its connector and this would cause it to separate thereby leading to parking constraints.

All such models built between April 26 and May 17, 2012 are affected and the company will be issuing a recall notice for 2,070 Captiva models while Chevrolet dealers have been informed to inspect and repair all such brakes free of charge.

General Motors will be notifying owners of these vehicles and recall is expected to commence from 18th of this month. The recall will only affect model year 2012 vehicles. Captiva Sport is primarily sold as a fleet vehicle in the US and hence only companies will be affected by this recall.

Auto News Release

Vehicle Make / Model: CHEVROLET / CAPTIVA SPORT
Model Year(s): 2012
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Mfr’s Report Date: JUN 26, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V301000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: PARKING BRAKE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,070

Summary

GENERAL MOTORS LLC (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CHEVROLET CAPTIVA SPORT PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 26, 2012, THROUGH MAY 17, 2012. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE PARK BRAKE PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 135, “LIGHT VEHICLE BRAKE SYSTEMS.” THE PARK BRAKE CABLE MAY NOT BE FULLY SEATED IN ITS CONNECTOR AND MAY SEPARATE FROM THE CONNECTOR. IF THIS OCCURS, THE PARK BRAKE WILL BECOME INOPERATIVE AND WILL NOT HOLD THE VEHICLE.

Consequence

IF THE VEHICLE IS ON AN UNEVEN SURFACE, THIS COULD RESULT IN UNINTENDED VEHICLE MOVEMENT AND A CRASH.

Remedy

GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND ENSURE THAT THE PARK BRAKE CABLES ARE CONNECTED AND SECURE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON, OR ABOUT, JULY 18, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE CHEVROLET OWNER CENTER AT 1-866-694-6546.

Notes

GM’S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 12127. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.