2009 Pontiac VIBE Air Bags Frontal Driver Side Inflator Module Recall

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2009 Pontiac VIBE Air Bags Frontal Driver Side Inflator Module Recall

 NHTSA Recall #102694
NHTSA Compaign #14V168000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerToyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
 Model Year2009
 Date of notification27/10/14
 Begin date of manufacuring22/01/08
 End date of manufacturing06/07/09
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received09/04/14
 Report created09/04/14
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units1486413
 Defect summaryToyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2008 rav4, 2006-2010 yaris, 2008-2010 highlander, and 2009-2010 tacoma, corolla, corolla matrix and general motors pontiac vibe vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the steering column assembly contains electrical connections to the driver's airbag module housed in a spiral cable assembly, which includes a flexible flat cable (ffc). Due to the shape and location of the ffc's retainer, the ffc could become damaged when the steering wheel is turned.
 Consequence summaryIf the ffc is damaged, connectivity to the driver's air bag module could be lost and the air bag deactivated. The failure of the driver's air bag to deploy in the event of a crash that typically necessitates deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver.
 Corrective actionToyota will notify the toyota vehicle owners, and general motors will notify the pontiac vibe owners. Toyota sent owners an interim notification letter in may 2014 to advise owners of the recall. Toyota will mail owners a second letter when remedy parts are available. General motors sent pontiac vibe owners an interim letter on june 20, 2014 notifying them that parts are currently unavailable. General motors sent notices to the pontiac vibe owners on september 15, 2014, that a remedy is available. The recall began on october 27, 2014. Owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331. Owners may contact general motors at 1-800-762-2737.
 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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  • 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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