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Recall 16V781000

Side Curtain Air Bags Do Not Deploy Properly

Recall Details

The side air bag curtain fabric may tear upon deployment, resulting in incomplete protection for occupants in an accident. Dealers will replace the air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The fabric of the side curtain air bag may tear upon deployment, resulting in a lack of proper protection for vehicle occupants. This would increase risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Chevrolet must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in October, 2016. 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 incomplete 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 16079.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 26, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 26, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
18
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V781000
Component
AIR BAGS

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured November 18, 2015, to June 7, 2016. The fabric of the side-impact air bag cushion may tear during deployment.
Consequence
If the air bag tears during deployment, the air bag may not perform as designed, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the air bag module, free of charge. The recall began October 27, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 16079.
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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