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Model year 2010-2011 Chevrolet Malibus recalled

The driver front airbag inflator may explode due to being overpressurized

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General Motors is recalling 1,145 model year 2010-2011 Chevrolet Malibus.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver front airbag, the airbag inflator may explode due to being overpressurized.

If the inflator explodes, sharp metal fragments may strike the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

What to do

GM has notified owners, and dealers will replace the front driver airbag module, free of charge.

Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed February 8, 2019. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available, which is expected to be in late March 2019.

Owners may contact GM customer service at 800) 522-9559.

GM's number for this recall is N182206630.

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