A defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers. Is your car on the list?
The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes.
At least 29 people have died and 27 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.
RECALL: 4.7 Million People’s Air Bags Could Spew Deadly Metal Fragments When They Detonate, 4 People Already Killed
Safety advocates say at least four people have died from metal shards released when faulty air bags explode, and there have been multiple injuries. They also say more than 20 million vehicles in the U.S. are equipped with the faulty air bags, and the problem is apparently worse in humid areas.
Despite the heavy publicity surrounding the scandal, many drivers evidently haven’t heard of the recall or haven’t grasped how serious the defect is…
The recalls involve the Cadillac SRX and Saab 9-4X, as well as the Chevrolet Spark.
General Motors is recalling more than 117,000 vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years for a defect that could cause them to stall.
The death toll from crashes involving GM small cars with faulty ignition switches is at least 21.
GM says the electronic parking brake arm that applies pressure to the back of the brake pads may not fully retract after use.
Vehicles could leak, posing a fire risk. No fires or injuries have been reported.