GM Recalls Colorado, Canyon, and Malibu for Airbag Issues
General Motors has announced a recall and issued a stop sale on a total of 1,740 models of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, Malibu, and GMC Canyon. This includes 1,579 units in the United States, as well as 161 units in Canada.
The issue is that the second stage of the driver front airbag inflator may not be present. If this is true, the airbag will not fill as quickly as it should in a high speed collision. In the event the airbag does not deploy, it could significantly increase the likelihood of injury. To date, there have been no reported deaths or injuries as a result of this defect.
GM Spokesman Tom Wilkinson has not specified when the recall repairs will begin, but indicated they would start “shortly.” Since the number of affected vehicles is relatively low, they are expecting the fixes to happen quickly. If your vehicle is affected by this recall, you should take it to a GM dealership.
For information on this recall and other GM recalls issued on or after August 20, 1999 that might affect your car, see the GM Recalls site.
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