2023 Chevy Equinox Recalled For Passenger Airbag That May Deploy With Child Seat0
GM has issued a product recall for certain units of the 2023 Chevy Equinox due to an issue with the Occupant Classification System.
The problem: affected vehicles equipped with ventilated front passenger seats may have a faulty Occupant Classification System, which could fail to properly disable the front passenger airbag when there is a child or child restraint detected in the seat.
The hazards: if the front passenger airbag were to go off while there is a child or child restraint in the seat, that child could be seriously injured.
The fix: certified GM technicians will be instructed to inspect the passenger presence system and replace if necessary, free of charge to the affected vehicle’s owner.
Affected components: Occupant Classification System.
Number of affected vehicles: GM believes there to only be nine total affected vehicles with this issue across both the Equinox and the Terrain.
Owners should: GM will notify owners of affected vehicles and instruct them to make an appointment with their dealer. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 30th, 2023. Any owners that are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall can visit my.gm.com/recalls and type in their VIN to see any open recalls or other actions that may be active on it. Owners can also reach out to Chevy or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) directly with any questions or concerns they may have using the recall number and contact information included below.
- GM recall number: N222388911
- Chevy Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V929000
- NHTSA (toll-free number): 1-888-327-4236
As a reminder, the 2023 Equinox rides on the GM D2 platform, which it shares with the GMC Terrain. Incidentally, the 2023 Terrain is also impacted by the same recall.
Production of the 2023 Equinox kicked off on August 22nd at the GM San Luis Potosí plant and the GM Ramos Arizpe plant, both of which are located in Mexico.
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