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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 s … continue reading
You’ve barely had a chance to get your 2019 truck dirty before buzzkill GM comes knocking for a recall of damaged airbag control modules.
The busted module means the passenger side airbag might not deploy in a crash … or maybe it will? No-o … continue reading
Airbag deployment sensors have a manufacturing mode to prevent inadvertent deployments while building the car. But here’s the thing – it’s really important that workers at the factory switch that mode off before the car is shipped out the d … continue reading
A tiny number of 9th generation Malibus are being recalled to make sure the airbags deploy when there’s a passenger in the front seat.
The problem is caused by a "passenger presence system" that wasn't calibrated to the car's sea … continue reading
GM is recalling 23,000 vehicles because the a seat belt pretensioner cable may no longer be attached.
GM had been monitoring the field for signs of pretensioner cables wearing down in 2014-2016 trucks and SUVs and monitoring warranty data, … continue reading
While you're probably still digesting that extra serving of holiday cookies, here's something else to chew on – your brand new 2017 Malibu needs a new airbag. From CarComplaints.com:
"General Motors is recalling 113 model year 2017 Ch … continue reading
While you might still be digesting that extra serving of holiday cookies, here's something else to chew on – you might have 1 of 18 Malibus that need new airbag modules:
According to GM the fabric of the side-impact airbag cushion "can … continue reading
Earlier this year, General Motors (GM) announced a preliminary recall for 1.9 million vehicles with Takata airbag inflators. But then, a couple months later, they decided that recalling some of those vehicles wasn't necessary.
Researchers h … continue reading
Last month GM announced an airbag recall affecting 4 million vehicles.
Software errors have been found to disable the front airbags and seatbelt pretensions after "certain driving conditions." GM won't say what those conditions ar … continue reading
Chevy SS owners might need to send out an SOS when their seat belt tensioner cables break.
"[The recalled] Chevrolet SS cars were built May 14, 2013, through April 27, 2016."
GM doesn't know when the recall will begin. When it d … continue reading
There's a lot of news about airbags that can hurt you after a crash, but General Motors would like to remind you they can also make airbags that won't deploy at all.
GM is recalling 308,000 Impalas in the USA and Canada that could have blow … continue reading
Owners of the 2010-2011 Chevy Camaro are tired of playing "airbag roulette" with their passengers. The passenger-side airbag sensor in these cars has a history of problems.
It's a pain for the driver, but pretty darn scary for the … continue reading
Turns out the flexible steel cables GM used to connect its seat belts to the body of their trucks might be a little too flexible:
"(The) cable can break over time due to a driver repeatedly getting into the seat, causing the cable to … continue reading
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 … continue reading
A Texas man says his Corvette has been loaded with problems from the moment he drove it off the lot:
"Plaintiff Shane Pryor says he bought the new 2015 Chevy Corvette on June 2, 2015, and from the start the car wasn't right. After pay … continue reading