CHEVROLET MALIBU 2016: AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

Make : CHEVROLET Model : MALIBU Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2016-02-16 - 2016-03-05
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V151000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-04-14 Date Received by ODI: 2016-03-11 Date Added to Database: 2016-03-11
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 31820
Component: AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 3137
Summary:
      General Motors LLC "GM" is recalling certain 2016 Malibu vehicles manufactured February 16, 2016, to March 5, 2016. The two weld studs that mount the front and rear side impact air bags may fracture and separate from the air bag during deployment. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" No. 214, "Side Impact Protection."
Consequence:
      Fractured weld studs may allow the side air bag to move out of position during deployment, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
      GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side air bag modules, free of charge. The recall began on April 14, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 31820.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 214
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.