Malibu Recalled for Takata Airbags, But It's Not What You Think

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The 2016 Chevy Malibu has been recalled for Takata airbags, but it's not what you think:

"Takata reported two instances of stud weld fractures of the inflator modules during routine testing. However, the inflators weren't produced by Takata."

Another airbag supplier welded the studs --- poorly, I might add --- before shipping them to Takata. A fractured weld means the airbag will probably deploy out of position in a crash.

That stinks, but it's better than other Takata airbag problems.

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