According to a report on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), General Motors is recalling 4,304 Chevrolet Malibu Ecos in order to reprogram a module that controls airbag deployment. It is said that driver who hits the brakes hard can cause the sensing module to reset itself. In doing so, this can cause the roof rail airbag to unintentionally deploy.
GM will start notifying owners and they will be able to take their cars to dealers where service representatives can reprogram the sensing module free of charge beginning June 1, free of charge. The automaker said no crashes or injuries have occurred because of this issue.