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In the event of a crash, the driver's front airbag may not deploy as expected due to a fault with the steering column wiring.
What Should You Do?
As of this time, General Motors has not released a notification schedule for this recall. In some cases this problem could cause the airbag warning light to illuminate, or there may be no symptoms related to this recall. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The driver side frontal air bag has a shorting bar which may intermittently contact the air bag terminals. If the bar and terminals are contacting each other at the time of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal airbag, that airbag will not deploy, increasing the driver's risk of injury. General Motors dealers will replace the steering wheel airbag coil to correct this concern. The General Motors recall number is 12261