CHEVROLET MALIBU 2018: AIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER)

Make : CHEVROLET Model : MALIBU Year : 2018
Build Dates : 2015-11-20 - 2017-09-08
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V400000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-08-07 Date Received by ODI: 2018-06-14 Date Added to Database: 2018-06-19
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 18208
Component: AIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER)
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 66
Summary:
      General Motors LLC "GM" is recalling certain 2016-2018 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles. During servicing, a Passenger Presence System "PPS" may have been installed that was not correctly calibrated to the vehicle's seat type. As a result, the PPS may not properly identify an adult passenger from a child passenger in the front passenger seat, potentially causing the air bag to not deploy when it should, or causing the air bag to deploy when it shouldn't.
Consequence:
      In the event of a crash, improper air bag deployment can increase the risk of injury.
Remedy:
      GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger PPS seat service kit, free of charge. The recall began August 7, 2018. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 18208.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
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.