General Motors is recalling 40 units of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon pickup trucks over faulty airbags.
The defect: affected vehicles have a front driver air bag inflator that may be misaligned to the backplate of the air bag module. This can cause the inflator to separate from the backplate during a deployment.
The hazards: if the inflator separates from the back plate in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the driver or other occupants. Even if the inflator does not rupture, the air bag may fail to properly inflate, or detach from the steering wheel, increasing the risk of injury to the driver.
|MANUFACTURER||MAKE||MODEL||MODEL YEAR||MANUFACTURING FACILITY||PRODUCTION RANGE||ROOT ISSUE|
|GENERAL MOTORS||CHEVROLET||COLORADO||2015||WENTZVILLE ASSEMBLY||SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 – JANUARY 21, 2015||AIRBAG INFLATOR|
|GENERAL MOTORS||CHEVROLET||COLORADO||2015||WENTZVILLE ASSEMBLY||OCTOBER 3, 2014 – DECEMBER 9, 2014||AIRBAG INFLATOR|
Number of vehicles affected: 40.
The fix: the recall began March 19th, 2015. GM has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the driver air bag module inflator for proper alignment, replacing the air bag, as necessary. The repairs will be done free of charge to the customer.
Owners should: owners customers who want to know if their vehicle is included in this recall can visit GM’s recall website and enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open safety, compliance or emissions recalls, as well as customer satisfaction programs.
Owners may contact Chevrolet or GMC customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GMC Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782
- GM Recall Number: 15037
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V157000