Report Date: August 26, 2012 at 09:21 AM
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V408000
Vehicle Model Year(s) Make / Model: 2012 CHEVROLET /
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
Mfr's Report Date: AUG 17, 2012
Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
Potential Number of Units Affected: 44,668
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2012 Chevrolet
Sonic vehicles manufactured from May 5, 2011, through February 24,
2012. These vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard No. 104, "Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems."
The windshield wiper washer hose on these vehicles may separate from
the washer fluid reservoir. If this occurs, washer fluid will not be
available to the windshield.
A lack of washer fluid could impede the driver's view, increasing the
risk of a crash.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will secure the windshield washer
hose to prevent separation, free of charge. The safety recall is
expected to begin on, or about, September 7, 2012. Owners may contact
the Chevrolet owner center at 1-866-694-6546.