NHTSA Investigates 400,000 GM Vehicles Over Air Bag Issue image

NHTSA announced it is beginning an investigation to see if GM should recall 400, 000 more vehicles due to the air bag issue.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it has opened an investigation to see if GM recalled all the vehicles to fix air bag issues between October 2012 and January 2013. The automaker has to fix a shorting bar defect in the driver’s frontal air bag connectors in certain Buick Verano, 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, Sonic and Camaro vehicles. The US automaker recalled around 7,000 vehicles, but now NHTSA says that other 400,000 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze and Sonic, and Buick Verano vehicles might be recalled.

“To identify the scope of each of the two recalls, GM stated it conducted an investigation of the root cause and an analysis of the warranty claim data, including a review of claim rates by air bag inflator build date. However, among other things, it appears that a production issue (root cause) was not fully identified, particularly for the second recall,” NHTSA said.

On another matter IMPCO Technologies and GM said they recall 1,800 Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana Cargo vans 2011-2013 model year that run on compressed natural gas as they might have a defective part which will open the CNG fuel flow to supply the engine during operation and closes the flow of gas when the engine is off. These could lead to fuel leaks or even fire.

Source: The Detroit News