GM recalls 4,300 Malibu ECO vehicles for airbag issue image

General Motors Co. said Thursday it is recalling about 4, 300 Chevrolet Malibu Eco vehicles to fix a module that controls the airbag deployments.

According to the automaker, after an event of hard braking, the sensing and diagnostic module (sdm) may reset itself.

If this occurs during an aggressive turning maneuver, and then afterwards a potential vehicle rollover event is sensed, the roof rail airbag may unintentionally deploy. Additionally, the air bags and/or seatbelt pretensioners may not deploy during a severe crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Also, the airbags and/or seat belt pretensioners may not deploy during a crash, increasing the risk of injury, according to NHTSA.

GM said no crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue.
The automaker discovered the problem during a development test in which one of the cars was performing extreme maneuvers.