BUICK ( 12V522000 )
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 06:00:00 EST
Vehicle Make / Model:
BUICK / VERANO
CHEVROLET / CRUZE
CHEVROLET / SONIC
General Motors LLC
Report Receipt Date: OCT 31, 2012
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Component: AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,949
Summary: General Motors is recalling certain model year 2012 Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze, and Chevrolet Sonic vehicles. The driver side frontal air bag has a shorting bar which may intermittently contact the air bag terminals.
Consequence: If the bar and terminals are contacting each other at the time of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal airbag, that airbag will not deploy, increasing the driver's risk of injury.
Remedy: General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel airbag coil, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300.