For the second time this year, GM has ordered car dealerships to stop the sale of 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruzes due to defective air bags. GM has identified 33,000 vehicles in the US and Canada that may have been built with parts from the bad batch from their air bag supplier, Takata. The issue stems from that the driver’s air bag inflator module was installed with the wrong part. According to USA Today “A major factor in the size and expansion of the propellant recalls has been admitted bad record keeping by Takata, which has made it difficult to identify the vehicles that might have the suspect inflators.”
Click here to read the full USA Today article: GM Tells Dealers to Stop Cruze Sales for Air Bag Issue
This is the second stop-sale order on the Cruze this year. The first was in March. First GM ordered a stop of 2013 and 2014 models with the 1.4-liter engine. It was followed a few days later with a recall of nearly 175,000 of the cars for a potentially defective right front axle shaft.
This is just the latest black mark in a record year for GM recalls. GM has been involved in multiple investigations, recalls and hearings since February starting with defective ignition switches in older model vehicles.
Americans rely on their car manufacturers to provide a safe well-designed vehicle. Sadly, that is not often the case. The Auto Defect Attorneys at the Brandi Law Firm has successfully represented many people injured from defective Toyotas, Fords, Chryslers, Volkswagens, GM products and numerous other manufacturers and suppliers. Often times, people involved in accidents do not examine the issues of defective vehicle design nor whether the car was truly crashworthy – does it contain the appropriate crash protection. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto crash, our attorneys at The Brandi Law Firm are available to consult with you. Please contact our office at 800-481-1615 or email us.
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