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Recall 14V298000

Front Passenger Air Bag Defective

Recall Details

The passenger front air bag may not deploy in a crash due to a faulty weld in manufacturing. Dealers will replace the passenger front air bag free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The passenger front air bag may not deploy in a crash as designed due to a manufacturing defect.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2014. 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 14211.

Body, Interior & Misc., June 6, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 6, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
61
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V298000
Component
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Buick Encore vehicles manufactured April 10, 2013, to May 8, 2013, and Chevrolet Spark vehicles manufactured December 30, 2012, to March 1, 2013. In the affected vehicles, an improper weld on the passenger side front air bag inflator may result in the air bag not deploying.
Consequence
If the air bag does not to deploy in the event of a crash, there is an increased risk of injury to the front passenger.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side front air bag, free of charge. The recall began on July 30, 2014. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick) or 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). GM's number for this recall is 14211.
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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