Photo of Chevrolet Sonic courtesy of GM.
General Motors is recalling 317,572 2013-2016 model-year Chevrolet Sonic and Trax vehicles and 2013-2015-MY Chevrolet Spark vehicles equipped with a Bring Your Own Media radio.
“The affected radios may fail to provide an audible warning chime when the driver, after turning off the ignition and leaving the key in the cylinder, waits 10 minutes or longer to open the door,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on its website.
As a result, a driver is more likely to accidentally leave the key in the ignition, increasing the risk of theft, NHTSA said. Because of this defect, these vehicles aren’t in compliance with all federal safety standards.
GM dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. Vehicle owners can reach Chevrolet customer service at (800) 222-1020. GM’s number for this recall is 17130.