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Major Vehicle Recalls

Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:48 pm

GM recall: Side air bags can explode in Chevy, GMC pickups

https://apnews.com/article/business-tec ... ea5f27a134

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than 400,000 pickup trucks in the U.S. because the side air bags can explode without warning and spew parts into the cabin.

The recall covers certain 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet and GMC Sierra 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks.

Documents posted Friday by U.S. safety regulators say the air bag inflator can rupture or the end cap can fly off on both sides of the trucks. Documents say three inflators ruptured in 2015 Silverados last month, one in Florida and two in Texas. All three trucks were unoccupied at the time, and GM says it has no reports of injuries..

The company says a manufacturing defect allowed moisture into the inflator while it was being manufactured, causing corrosion. The inflators were made in Mexico by Joyson Safety Systems.
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Re: Major Vehicle Recalls

Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:14 pm

DIRECTFLT wrote:
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than 400,000 pickup trucks in the U.S. because the side air bags can explode without warning and spew parts into the cabin.



I'm hoping even with an accident, that airbag deployment doesn't "spew parts into the cabin." Seems like more than meets the eye here.
 
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Chevy Bolt Fires

Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:05 am

Chevy Bolt

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/14/gm-warn ... night.html

General Motors is telling owners of 2017-2019 Bolt EVs that were part of a recent recall not to park their vehicles inside, or to charge them unattended overnight after two of the vehicles caught fire.

The two Bolt EVs were repaired as part of a recall of nearly 69,000 of the vehicles that were flagged for fire risks. The recall was initially announced in November by GM and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Re: Major Vehicle Recalls

Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:30 am

Having to recall cars that have been part of a recall, that's not great !

phatfarmlines wrote:
DIRECTFLT wrote:
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than 400,000 pickup trucks in the U.S. because the side air bags can explode without warning and spew parts into the cabin.



I'm hoping even with an accident, that airbag deployment doesn't "spew parts into the cabin." Seems like more than meets the eye here.


From my understanding they're not deploying in the usual manner, that's why parts are flying.

Imagine that happening while driving, even if the bag itself doesn't inflate !
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