The North American based automotive giants at General Motors and Chrysler Group LLC have recently announced a recall of the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Fiat 500 and Dodge Journey for faulty warning lights and contaminated brake fluids.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5.220 units of the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickup trucks will be affected by the recall and its owners will have to make a trip back to the dealerships to replace the seatbelt buckle electrical connectors which may prevent visual or audible warnings that that driver’s seatbelt is not fastened. General Motors said that the problem was discovered during an assembly plant audit and the manufacturer didn’t receive any reports of crashes or injuries because of this problem.
General Motors’ dealers will replace the seatbelt buckle electrical connector terminals free of charge and owners of the above mentioned models will be informed by the recall this month. The recalled models were assembled between August 27 and October 21, 2011, at the General Motors facility in Shreveport, La. Owners of the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon can contact Chevrolet at 800-630-2438, GMC at 866-996-9463 or visit the official website of the NHTSA.
Besides the General Motors recall, Chrysler Group LLC has also announced a recall which is affecting 340 units of the 2012 Fiat 500 and Dodge Journey vehicles because the models have been assembled with contaminated brake fluid which could degrade the sealing components and lead to loss of braking. Chrysler says that the affected vehicles have been manufactured in Mexico between October 24 and October 26. Dealers will replace all brake components that came in contact with the hydraulic brake fluid and the owners will be notified next month.