Recall Alert: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, Colorado; 2016 GMC Canyon

16_Chevrolet_Malibu_Recall.jpg 2016 Chevrolet Malibu | Manufacturer image


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1,600 model-year 2016 Chevrolet Malibu sedans manufactured from Jan. 9 to Jan. 26, 2016; model-year 2016 Colorado pickup trucks manufactured between Jan. 19 and Feb. 2, 2016; and model-year 2016 GMC Canyon pickups manufactured between Jan. 21 and Feb. 4, 2016

The Problem: The driver frontal airbag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in a high-speed crash, increasing the risk of an injury.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the driver-side frontal airbag module for free.

What Owners Should Do: GM did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 800-462-8782, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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