Recall: 2013 Chevrolet Malibus for Accidental Airbag Deployment
Safety devices could suddenly deploy during hard driving -- or not at all during an actual collision.
General Motors is recalling 4,304 Malibu sedans, an all-new car introduced late last year, to reprogram the sensing and diagnostic module that detects whether crash forces should deploy the airbags and activate other safety features. GM said that after hard braking, the module can "reset itself" and cause the curtain airbags to deploy "during an aggressive turning maneuver." The airbags and even the seat-belt pretensioners, which tighten the belts further into the latches, may fail to work in an actual crash.
Similar accidental airbag deployment occurred last year on a Chevrolet Camaro drifting in a parking lot, as reported in the media and documented in a video. GM has not recalled the Camaro or any other models for problems similar to those with the Malibu. The recall will begin June 1.
Wow GM is on a roll with recalls
" GM has not recalled the Camaro or any other models for problems similar to those with the Malibu."
Really, if it's a problem GM should recall them! Looks like GM is up to it's old bag o tricks again! I saw the video and that's a lawsuit waiting to happen.
Why did we bail these guys out? To help control the population?
"When did GM start buying parts from Honda/Acura and Toyota/Lexus who have been plagued with this problem as well"
This is a GM problem and sounds like it's an egineering problem again! No big suprise there except they also need to recall the Camaro since it's happening to that car as well instead of sweeping under the rug.
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