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Recall 15V500000

Driver's Side Curtain Air Bag Inoperative

Recall Details

A wiring harness that is not routed properly in the driver's side door may short, resulting in the side curtain air bag on the driver's side to fail and not deploy in an accident. Dealers will inspect the wiring harness and make repairs as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The driver's side curtain air bag may not function and deploy in an accident due to an electrical short from a wiring harness that is not routed properly.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in August 2015. 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 15075.

Body, Interior & Misc., August 10, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 10, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
59,474
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V500000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt vehicles manufactured January 4, 2010, to June 23, 2010. The affected vehicles may be equipped with an improperly routed Side-Impact Sensor (SIS) wiring harness in the driver side front door. The misrouted wiring harness could cause an electrical short that disables the driver side curtain air bag.
Consequence
A disabled driver side roof-rail air bag will not deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of that air bag, increasing the risk of injury to the driver.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the sensor's wiring in the driver's door and make repairs as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 26, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 15075.
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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