The issue stems from the shorting bar. It may intermittently make contact with the airbag terminals. If the shorting bar is in contact with the terminal at the time of the crash, the air bag will not deploy. This could lead to serious injury or even death.
This is an obvious hazard should the driver become involved in a car accident. The risk of injury without an airbag is high. Frontal airbags are responsible for saving thousands of lives. Between 1987 and 2008, over 25,700 lives were saved thanks to the frontal airbag deployment system.
The recall officially begins on February 13, 2013. There are 3,896 vehicles affected by this recall. Owners of this vehicle can call General Motors for more information. The company will notify the affected owners. They can then bring the vehicle in for maintenance to correct the issue. A replacement airbag coil will alleviate the problem.
In the meantime, drive safely and remember the basics of air bag safety. Always seat young children or those with compromised physical strength in the back seat. IF the passenger seat of your vehicle allows for the airbag to be turned off, always make sure that it is turned on when you have a passenger ride with you.
Should you have been in an accident and hurt because of this defect, then make sure to report it to the NHTSA and General Motors. Speak with a personal injury attorney who can help you determine if you have a case against the company for your accident.