The 2012 edition of the Chevrolet Sonic was launched in the market for sale just few months back. However, the manufacturer has been forced to recall this vehicle within a very short time of its launch. This is because according to the traffic safety regulatory authorities, the car models might not have been provided with either the outer or the front inner brake pad.
If such a component is indeed missing from its brake pad, then it could result in the brakes of the Chevrolet Sonic not functioning properly. This makes the Chevrolet Sonic increasingly susceptible to suffer crashes.
4,296 models have been identified to have this manufacturing defect. These models had been built in the time period between the 2nd of June 2011 and the 21st of November 2011. Users of the car can get to know whether their cars have been built within this given time frame. All that they need to do is check on the sticker that has been provided in the Sonics’ door jamb.
The parent company of Chevrolet, General Motors is going to notify all users about the missing brake pad on their cars. The dealers of Chevrolet are then going to install new outer as well as inner brake pads, an all-new brake caliper as well as a fresh rotor, absolutely free of charge. The process of recall is likely to begin from this month itself.
GM has provided a number pertaining to the safety recall. It is 11354. Additionally, the consumers can contact NHTSA with their queries at 1-888-327-4236. They can also visit the website www.safercar.gov.