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2003-2004 Pontiac Vibe: Recall Alert

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 550 model-year 2003-04 Pontiac Vibe hatchbacks equipped with a front passenger airbag assembly replaced under a prior recall

The Problem: The replacement airbag may not unfold as designed during inflation in high-temperature conditions, possibly resulting in the airbag not inflating properly, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the passenger airbag module, as necessary, for free.

What Owners Should Do: Pontiac manufacturer GM will begin notifying owners March 9. Owners can call the automaker at 800-762-2737, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Pontiac Vibe

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