The North American based automotive giant General Motors has recently announced a recall which will affect almost 40.000 units of its 2008 – 2009 Pontiac G8 for a faulty passenger airbag module.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 38.444 models of the 2008 – 2009 Pontiac G8 will have to be driven back to the dealership where the front passenger airbag module will have to be reprogrammed because it might be out of compliance with the federal standard for head-injury protection.
General Motors says that the 38.444 units of the 2008 – 2009 Pontiac G8 which are affected by the recall have been manufactured in Australia and imported into the United States and the NHTSA has announced that it didn’t receive any reports of known complaints, crashes or injuries related to this issue.
The problem with the front passenger airbag module which has to be reprogrammed has been discovered while the 2012 Chevrolet Police Patrol Vehicle has been tested in Australia and after further investigation into the issue, General Motors decided to recall the G8 models.
The American based automaker didn’t announce when owners of the 2008 – 2009 Pontiac G8 units will have to make a trip back to the dealership but the recall is expected to start as soon as possible.