General Motors is recalling 4,304 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured from October 24, 2011 through March 31, 2012 due to various airbag issues which could increase the chance of personal injury in an auto accident.
About the Chevrolet Malibu Recall
General Motors is recalling certain 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles due to an electrical system issue, more specifically a software issue, which could cause the airbags not to deploy.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) could reset itself after a hard breaking event occurs. If this occurs during a strong turn and a potential vehicle rollover event is sensed then the roof rail airbag could deploy unintentionally. Additionally, the airbags and/or seatbelt pretensioners may not deploy during a severe crash. These consequences could increase the risk of personal injury.
Information for Chevy Malibu Owners
- General Motors will notify the affected owners and dealers will replace the SDM free of charge.
- This safety recall is expected to begin on June 1, 2012.
- General Motor’s safety recall campaign number is 12102.
- Affected owners may contact the NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go online at https://www.safercar.gov.
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