2015 Chevrolet COLORADO Air Bags Frontal Driver Side Inflator Module Recall

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2015 Chevrolet COLORADO Air Bags Frontal Driver Side Inflator Module Recall

 NHTSA Recall #117978
NHTSA Compaign #15V157000
MFG Compaign #15037
 ManufacturerGeneral Motors LLC
 SupplierCHEVROLET
 BrandCHEVROLET
 ModelCOLORADO
 Model Year2015
 ComponentAIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
 Date of notification19/03/15
 Begin date of manufacuring15/09/14
 End date of manufacturing21/01/15
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received18/03/15
 Report created18/03/15
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units40
 Defect summaryGeneral motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2015 chevrolet colorado vehicles manufactured september 15, 2014, to january 21, 2015, and 2015 gmc canyon vehicles manufactured october 3, 2014, to december 9, 2014. The affected vehicles have a front driver air bag inflator that may be misaligned to the air bag module backplate. This can cause the inflator to separate from the backplate during a deployment.
 Consequence summaryIf the inflator separates from the back plate in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, this may cause the air bag or steering wheel components to separate and be propelled into the interior compartment, potentially seriously injuring the driver or other occupants. Additionally, the air bag may fail to properly inflate, increasing the risk of injury to the driver.
 Corrective actionGm has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the driver air bag module inflator for proper alignment, replacing the air bag, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began march 19, 2015. Owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or gmc customer service at 1-800-462-8782. Gm's number for this recall is 15037.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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