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Recall 17V307000

Front Seat Child Occupants Not Wearing Safety Belts May Be Struck By Deploying Air Bag

Recall Details

The passenger front air bag remains active with a young child sitting in the seat and will deploy in an accident. Dealers will make repairs (a repair procedure is still under development as of the time of this writing) free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

A young child sitting in the front passenger seat of the vehicle not properly restrained by a seat belt may be injured in an accident because the passenger frontal air bag may deploy.

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 (a timetable of 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 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 17199.

Body, Interior & Misc., May 9, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 9, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
55,068
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V307000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Chevrolet Spark vehicles. In the event of a crash, if a young child is seated improperly and not wearing a seat belt while in the front passenger seat, deployment of the front passenger air bag may injure the occupant's neck. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence
In the event of a crash with a frontal air bag deployment, an unbelted child in the front passenger seat has an increased risk of injury.
Remedy
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 17199.
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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