General Motors is recalling certain units of the Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice over an issue that may cause the front passenger airbag to not deploy.
The defect: the Passenger Air Bag Suppression System (PPS) sensor may become bent or damaged within the front passenger seat, possibly disabling the front passenger air bag.
The hazards: in the even of a crash, if the front passenger airbag does not deploy as intended, the front passenger has an increased risk of injury.
Number of vehicles affected: 91,007 vehicles (United States figure).
The fix: the remedy for this recall is still under development.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice recall should visit recalls.gm.com. There, owners will be able to enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs. If the vehicle is part of the recall, then owners should take it to a GM dealer.
Owners can also contact GM customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Saturn Customer Service: 1-800-553-6000
- Pontiac Customer Service: 1-800-762-2737
- GM Recall Number: 17036
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 17V061000