The Basics: General Motors is recalling 9,200 examples of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado with build dates between August 25, 2015 and September 24, 2015, and the 2016 GMC Canyon manufactured from August 28, 2015 to September 24, 2015. In total, 8,763 of these pickups are in the US, and the rest are in Canada or Mexico.
The Problem: The console compartment lid could open in a crash, and the items inside the storage compartment might hit occupants during the accident. This fault puts the pickups out of compliance with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard.
Injuries/Deaths: None reported.
The fix: Dealers will replace the console compartment door latch assembly with an improved part.
If you own one: GM has not yet told NHTSA when the ]repairs for these pickups begin.
RECALL Subject : Console Door may not Fully Latch/FMVSS 201
Report Receipt Date: DEC 01, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V807000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8,763
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle MakeModelModel Year(s)
CHEVROLET COLORADO 2016
GMC CANYON 2016
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Colorado trucks manufactured August 25, 2015 to September 24, 2015, and GMC Canyon trucks manufactured August 28, 2015 to September 24, 2015. The affected vehicles have a console compartment lid latch assembly that may fail to keep the compartment door closed in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 201, "Occupant Protection in Interior Impact."
If the console compartment door does not remain closed in a crash, the contents stored in the console may strike the vehicle occupants, increasing their risk of injury.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the console compartment door latch assembly, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 16370.
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.
General Motors is recalling 8,763 model year 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups because the latch assembly in the vehicle's console-compartment door may contain an incorrect latch spring that could fail to prevent the console from opening during certain crashes. GM is unaware of any injuries or fatalities resulting from this condition. Dealers will replace the console-door latch assembly. Including Canada and Mexico, the total population of the recall is 9,200.