A few days ago, General Motors instructed dealers to stop delivering 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles, saying the the driver's front airbag inflator may have been manufactured with an incorrect part.
Now the company has dropped the other shoe and issued a recall notice for cars that have already been sold.
GM said that in a crash, the airbag's inflator may rupture and the airbag may not inflate. Also, the rupture could cause metal fragments to strike and seriously injure occupants.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side airbag, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14305.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.