Malibu Recalled for Exploding Inflators

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#airbags-and-seat-belts #recall
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Scott McCracken
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carcomplaints.com
Chevy Malibu Prior to an Inflator Explosion

Airbag inflators are exploding in the 2010-2011 Malibu, but this time it’s not one made by Takata. GM says more than 1,100 sedans have ARC driver-side airbag inflators that are over-pressurizing, rupturing during an airbag deployment, and sending metal shrapnel through the cabin.

The automaker has sent out a notice about the (obvious) danger this creates, but affected owners will have to wait for a second notice until the recall actually begins.

Let’s hope GM is feeling “over-pressurized” to get those replacement parts ready ASAP.

More information on carcomplaints.com

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    Years
    2008–2012
    Reliability
    76th out of 80
    PainRank
    36.62
    Complaints
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