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Recall 14V299000

Airbags May Not Deploy

Recall Details

The Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) that controls airbag deployment may experience an internal short circuit. This would result in deactivation of the airbags and seat belt pretensioners. If the airbags do not deploy as expected in the event of a crash, the risk of personal injury is increased. Dealers will replace the SDM on affected vehicles to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

33 vehicles are being recalled because the airbags may not deploy as expected in the event of a crash.

What Should You Do?

As of this writing General Motors has not yet announced a notification schedule for this recall. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The GM recall number is 14219.

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
33
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V299000
Component
AIR BAGS , SEAT BELTS
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Corvette vehicles manufactured April 23, 2014 to April 25, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) may experience an internal short circuit, resulting in the deactivation of the air bags and seat belt pretensioners.
Consequence
If the SDM short circuits, the air bags may not deploy and the seat belt pretensioners may not activate in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM), free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14219.
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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