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Recall: Buick, Chevy compacts for airbags, Cadillac XTS for headrests

Airbags on Verano, Cruze and Spark may not deploy in a crash.

By Exhaust Notes Nov 14, 2012 7:10AM
General Motors is recalling 15,575 cars for faulty airbags and noncompliant headrests, according to recent filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The driver's side airbag on 2012 models of the Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze and Chevrolet Spark may not deploy in a crash. A shorting bar inside the steering wheel -- a flexible metal strip designed to complete a circuit -- can contact the terminals of the airbag and prevent it from deploying. Dealers will replace the steering-wheel coil, which GM says will eliminate any contact between the airbag parts. The company did not specify a date for the recall. In total, 2,949 cars are affected; owners can contact GM at 1-800-521-7300.

Rear headrests on the 2012 Cadillac XTS "may not lock in the upright position" after being tilted forward, according to NHTSA. That means the headrests will not be set at the legally required height for optimal protection in a crash. Cadillac dealers have already begun the recall and will replace the headrests on 12,626 vehicles. XTS owners can contact GM at 1-800-458-8006.

[Source: NHTSA]
11Comments
Nov 15, 2012 7:06AM
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Who cares if it's Japanese, American, Korean etc.... buy what you like, want and need, after all it's your money.
Nov 14, 2012 8:15PM
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Blue,

 

What's the current resale value of your 2010 SRT? Now, compare it's depreciation percentage to the recalled Toyotas and post back here. I predict that won't happen either....

Nov 14, 2012 1:56PM
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So where are all the Japanese car lovers claiming how this article proves that the American car companies are still making junk and that their imported cars are at the top of the quality list???

Oh yeah, maybe it's this headline, "Recall: 2.77 million Toyotas worldwide for faulty steering, hybrid systems", that's got them all in "I'm going to hide & pretend it didn't happen" mode...
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