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Recall 16V125000

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Does Not Inflate Properly

Recall Details

The driver's frontal air bag may not inflate properly during the second stage deployment, resulting in increased risk of occupant injury. Dealers will replace the driver side frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The driver's frontal air bag may not inflate properly during deployment, resulting in possible increased risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your General Motors vehicle must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 28030.

Body, Interior & Misc., March 2, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 2, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,579
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V125000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Colorado vehicles manufactured January 19, 2016, to February 2, 2016, Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured January 9, 2016, to January 26, 2016, and 2016 GMC Canyon vehicles manufactured January 21, 2016, to February 4, 2016. The driver frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash.
Consequence
An improperly inflated air bag increases the risk of injury.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side frontal air bag module, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 28030.
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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