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Recall 08V517000

GM Recalls 2009 Impalas Due to Defective Passenger-Side Air Bag

Body, Interior & Misc., October 10, 2008
Affected Cars

Chevrolet

RepairPal Expert Overview

Summary:

General Motors is recalling 2009 Chevrolet Impala models because the passenger-side front air bag inflator could fracture at an inflator tube during a deployment. If this happens, pieces of the inflator tube could strike and injure vehicle occupants and prevent the air bag from fully deploying. Dealers will install a new passenger-side front air bag.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: October 10, 2008

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V517000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Potential Number of Units Affected: 79

Summary: GM IS RECALLING 79 MY 2009 CHEVROLET IMPALA VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A PASSENGER-SIDE FRONT AIR BAG INFLATOR THAT COULD FRACTURE AT AN INFLATOR TUBE DURING A DEPLOYMENT.

Consequence: DURING A PASSENGER-SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, PIECES OF THE INFLATOR TUBE COULD STRIKE AND INJURE VEHICLE OCCUPANTS AND THE AIR BAG CUSHION WOULD NOT INFLATE FULLY, REDUCING THE CAPABILITY OF THE BAG TO PROTECT THE PASSENGER.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW PASSENGER-SIDE FRONT AIR BAG. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 10, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 OR THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM .

Notes: GM RECALL NO. 08342.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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