Colorado, Canyon, Malibu Stop-Sale Order Over Airbags

2016 GMC Canyon SLT Diesel

Concern over potentially faulty airbags is prompting General Motors to issue a stop-sale order for new 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks along with Chevrolet Malibu sedans.

About 1,750 new models are also being recalled as well.

The biggest thing to note here is that this is not related to the Takata airbag recall, which involves airbags that can explode with too much force and send shrapnel flying. In this case, the airbag may not fill completely and as quickly as designed, which could lead to injuries in the event of crash.

According to Automotive News, GM sent a notice to dealers saying: “Some of these vehicles have a condition in which the second stage of the driver frontal airbag may not deploy properly in certain high-speed crashes.”

No injuries have been reported.

GM says it doesn’t expect the issue to impact sales.

Photo Credit: GM/GMC
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