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Recall 13V315000

Passenger Front Air Bag Inflator Weld Fractures On Deployment

Recall Details

The passenger front air bag inflator may have a faulty weld that can result in ineffective protection when deployed in an accident. Dealers will replace the inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The passenger front air bag has an inflator that has a defective weld, which can cause ineffective deployment of the air bag when needed. This can reduce passenger protection in an accident.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2013. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number is 13230.

Body, Interior & Misc., July 19, 2013

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 19, 2013
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
843
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
13V315000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Silverado trucks manufactured June 1, 2013, through June 30, 2013; and model year 2014 GMC Sierra trucks manufactured June 4, 2013, through June 30, 2013. Welding on the passenger airbag inflator may fracture when the airbag is deployed, allowing some gas from the air bag inflator to vent behind the instrument panel, instead of into the air bag.
Consequence
As a result the air bag may not fully inflate, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
General Motors will notify owners and dealers will replace the passenger air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by July 30, 2013. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-866-694-6546 and GMC at 1-866-996-9463. GM's recall number is 13230.
Notify
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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