GM Chevrolet Cruze Airbag Recall
Airbags in Chevrolet Cruze May Fail to Deploy
General Motors (GM) has issued two separate recalls affecting nearly 55,000 2012-2014 Chevy Cruze vehicles after determining that mistakes made during the manufacturing process could hinder airbag functionality.
DETAILS OF THE 2012 CHEVY CRUZE RECALL
On June 6, 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a recall report in which the agency warned that electrical problems could prevent driver-side airbags in 2012 Chevy Cruze vehicles from properly deploying in the event of a collision.
NHTSA note that the 2012 Chevy Cruze has a shorting bar which could come in contact with the airbag terminals during a crash, preventing the airbags from inflating.
The recall affects roughly 21,000 Cruze sedans manufactured between December 7, 2011 and July 25, 2012.
DETAILS OF THE 2013-2014 CHEVY CRUZE RECALL
On June 26, 2014, GM announced that it would be recalling 33,000 2013-2014 Chevy Cruze vehicles.
The recall was announced after the automaker determined that the airbags used in the vehicles may have been assembled with an incorrect part.
GM has stated that the manufacturing mistake could prevent driver-side airbags from inflating in the event of a collision.