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GM is recalling nearly 29,000 Cruzes to fix air bags

Oklahoman Published: June 27, 2014

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GM recalls 29K Cruzes

General Motors Co. is recalling more than 29,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars because metal parts in the air bag assemblies can hit the driver and passengers if the bags are inflated.

The cars, from the 2013 and 2014 model years, were built with an incorrect baffle, which can cause the air bag inflator to rupture if the bags are deployed, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. Metal fragments could hit people in the car, and the air bags may not inflate to protect them.

The documents show that GM is moving quickly on safety issues after being fined $35 million by NHTSA for its slow response to a small-car ignition switch problem.

GM dealers will replace the air bags. Owners will be notified by letter when parts are available.

Associated Press