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Hoods Up: Chevrolet Spark recalled for corroded hood latches

Toronto, Ontario – The Chevrolet Spark faces a second recall, after initial attempts to replace corroded hood latches in 2014 were found to be insufficient.

In both cases, the secondary hoot latch lever in both the Spark and its EV variant faced a risk of premature corrosion. In cases of severe corrosion, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says the secondary latch striker may become stuck out of position and fail to engage.

Effectively, this means that there is a higher chance that a vehicle’s hood could open randomly and increase the risk of crashing, should the primary and secondary latches fail to engage.

According to the NHTSA, approximately 116,000 Spark vehicles and 4,500 Spark EVs are included in the recall.

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