2016 Chevrolet Malibu, Colorado and GMC Canyon Recalled for Airbag Problem | Edmunds

2016 Chevrolet Malibu, Colorado and GMC Canyon Recalled for Airbag Problem


DETROIT General Motors is recalling 1,579 2016 Chevrolet Malibu sedans and 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks because of a problem with the driver-side front airbags, the automaker said.

"The second stage of the airbag may not deploy properly in certain high-speed crashes," GM said in a statement.

A stop-sale order has been issued on the affected vehicles.

Another 161 2016 Malibu, Colorado and Canyon vehicles are being recalled in Canada.

There are no reports of crashes or injuries linked to the recall, GM spokesman Tom Wilkinson told Edmunds on Wednesday.

He said the recall is unrelated to the ongoing Takata recalls for defective airbags.

The problem was discovered during a routine quality inspection.

"It was determined that a component required for a second-stage/high-output deployment was not loaded during the inflator build," GM said.

Chevrolet dealers and GMC dealers will replace the driver-side front airbag assembly. Wilkinson said the recall is expected to begin soon, but did not specify a date. Owners can contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-888-988-7267.

No information about the recall has been posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.

Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles can either wait for their official recall notice or keep in touch with their dealer for the most up-to-date information on this recall.

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