|Vehicle Make / Model:
BUICK / VERANO
CHEVROLET / CRUZE
CHEVROLET / SONIC
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
Report Receipt Date: OCT 31, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V522000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,949
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2012 Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze, and Chevrolet Sonic vehicles. The driver side frontal air bag has a shorting bar which may intermittently contact the air bag terminals.
If the bar and terminals are contacting each other at the time of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s frontal airbag, that airbag will not deploy, increasing the driver’s risk of injury.
General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel airbag coil, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300.