GM to tell Saab 9-2X and Pontiac Vibe owners no to have front passengers

Article by Christian A., on October 24, 2014

General Motors Co. said it will issue a warning to some owners of Saab 9-2X and Pontiac Vibe hatchbacks in the United States not to have passengers sit on the front seat until faulty air bags from Takata Corp. are replaced.

The carmaker’s disclosure comes after the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently expanded its warning over faulty airbags manufactured by the Japanese supplier to 6.1 million vehicles in the country.

The NHTSA said in a statement that it is urging owners of certain models built by Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and GM “to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags.”

The recalls now involve over 6 million vehicles, spanning callbacks from around 18 months ago. The US highway safety regulator’s previous warning involved 4.74 million vehicles.

The regulator has issued an urgent public warning that Takata-fitted vehicles exposed to high humidity may deploy air bags with a force more than enough to rupture the metal part and strike occupants. GM and Subaru jointly built the Saab model while the US carmaker and Toyota built the Pontiac Vibe.

Topics: gm, pontiac, saab

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Are you a big fan of legendary boxer Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight world champion? Or are you a big fan of the iconic Ferrari F50? Either way, you will...
by - February 24, 2017
It seems that AM-RB 001 hypercar is not the only vehicle project that Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing has gone into. This time, don’t expect something as outlandish as...
by - February 24, 2017
The year 2018 marks the golden anniversary of Subaru of America. Of course, the company will celebrate 50 years of being at the helm of the brand’s crusade in North...
by - February 24, 2017
During car crashes and accidents, there are times that its occupants can’t get out easily. There are times when the only way to get out of that situation is to...
by - February 23, 2017
Could this be a special version of Ferrari’s much acclaimed LaFerrari? No matter how we look at it, the patent images for this sports car from Ferrari indicate its striking...
by - February 23, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries