Recall, Stop-Sale Issued for Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon Over Airbags
Potentially dangerous airbags force GM to address the issue
In a notice to its dealers, General Motors issued a stop-sales order for the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Chevy Malibu due to a defective front airbag. In addition to the stop-sale, 1,750 vehicles have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada to replace the faulty units.
According to the notice sent to dealers, “Some of these vehicles have a condition in which the second stage of the driver frontal airbag may not deploy properly in certain high-speed crashes.” A further explanation of the problem was given in the notice: “If the vehicle is involved in a high-speed crash that triggers the second stage deployment of the driver frontal airbag, the second stage of the inflator may not fill the airbag as completely and as quickly as designed, which could lead to an increased risk of injury to the driver." Luckily, no injuries have been reported related to the defective airbag.
General Motors hasn’t named who the supplier is, but they have confirmed it was not Takata Corp., who has been involved in the recall of millions of airbags across several manufacturers. GM spokesman Tom Wilkinson said the issue will not cause a significant affect on sales and the stop-sale delay, due to a U.S. that requires recalls to be repaired before a sale can occur, will be short lived.
Source: Automotive News