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GM Issues Stop-Sale, Recall for 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 3/10/2016 Kelly Pleskot
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General Motors has issued a stop-sale order and recall for 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Chevrolet Malibu vehicles. In these vehicles, the front airbags might not work properly.

According to GM, "the second stage of the driver frontal airbag may not deploy properly in certain high-speed crashes." The supplier of the potentially faulty airbag module isn't Takata, the automaker says. So far, no injuries related to the problem have been reported.

GM spokesman Tom Wilkinson doesn't expect the problem will greatly hinder sales, reports Reuters. That's because the stop-sale shouldn't last long.

Dealers will eventually replace the driver-side front airbags in affected Colorado, Canyon, and Malibu models. For now, GM will stop selling these affected vehicles. Current laws won't let dealers sell recalled vehicles that haven't been repaired first.

The recall affects 1,579 vehicles in the U.S. from the 2016 model year.

Source: Reuters, USA Today

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