A new but not Takata-related airbag recall was issued today. GM recalled 1,750 sedans, midsize pickup trucks over faulty front airbags placed in the vehicles’ steering wheels. The recall was issued today along with a stop-sales order, which forbids dealers from selling the affected vehicles until the defect has been repaired.
A new but not Takata-related airbag recall was issued today. GM recalled 1,750 sedans pickup trucks over faulty airbags. The front airbags were placed in the vehicles’ steering wheels. The recall was issued today along with a stop-sales order, which forbids dealers from selling the affected vehicles until the defect has been repaired.
The affected models are the 2016 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups and the Chevy Malibu sedans. The vehicles are found in the U.S. and Canada. GM will also recall models found in Mexico but did not have a count of the recalled vehicles at the time of this writing.
As stated in the opening paragraph this airbag recall is NOT Takata-related! At the present time, GM has not revealed the name of the manufacturer of the airbags behind this recall. No injuries related to these defective airbags have been reported thus far.
Tom Wilkinson, GM spokesperson, said that the company is not expecting the recall and stop-sales order to have any significant impact on sales of the affected vehicle models. The sales delays are likely to be short-lived. There is a U.S. law that prevents dealers from selling vehicles that are involved in active recalls until the problems are fixed.
A GM notice sent to dealers stated, “Some of these vehicles have a condition in which the second stage of the driver frontal airbag may not deploy properly in certain high-speed crashes. If the vehicle is involved in a high-speed crash that triggers the second stage deployment of the driver frontal air bag, the second stage of the inflator may not fill the air bag as completely and as quickly as designed, which could lead to an increased risk of injury to the driver.”