PhotoGeneral Motors is recalling 18,780 model year 2015-2016 Chevrolet Sonic and Trax, and 2013-2015 Spark vehicles equipped with a Bring Your Own Media radio.


The radios may fail to provide an audible warning chime when the driver fails to fasten the seatbelt or leaves the key in the ignition. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 208 "Occupant Crash Protection" and 114 "Theft Protection."


Without audible indicators, the driver may not fasten the seatbelt, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.


What to do


GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, 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 45340.


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