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Buick Verano Recall 12V522000

The Driver's Front Airbag may not Deploy as Expected

Recall Details

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

Our Quick Take

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.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 31, 2012

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
October 31, 2012
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,949
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
12V522000
Component
AIR BAGS

Summary
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2012 Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze, and Chevrolet Sonic vehicles. The driver side frontal air bag has a shorting bar which may intermittently contact the air bag terminals.
Consequence
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.
Remedy
General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel airbag coil, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300.
Notes
This is General Motors recall number 12261. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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