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Recall roundup: Chevy Cobalt and Pontiac G5 after fatalities have been reported

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Recall roundup: Chevy Cobalt and Pontiac G5 after fatalities have been reported

The North American based automotive giant, General Motors, has recently announced a recall for the Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5, because of a problem with the airbags.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 778,562 units of the Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a problem with the airbags. The NHTSA says that six people have been killed in accidents because of the airbags’ failure to deploy, which has been caused by an issue with the ignition switch.

This problem is also causing other components to shut off without any warning, including the engine. The affected vehicles are the 2005 to 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and the 2007 Pontiac G5. A total of five fatal front impacts have killed six people and, according to a GM spokesman, all five of the crashes happened off road, at high speed. Besides these fatal accidents, there have been also 17 other crashes in which the airbags did not deploy. The recall is expected to begin soon and owners of these models will be contacted by GM. If you own such a vehicle, you should probably contact your local Chevy or Pontiac dealership.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Friday, February 14th, 2014 - filed under Chrysler, General Motors, News, Pontiac, Safety. Image credit: .
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