General Motors Issues Recalls on Suburban HD and Malibu

General Motors LLC (GM) has issued a recall for certain 2016-2017 Chevrolet Suburban HD vehicles due to improperly assembled side view mirrors. The recall was issued on January 12, and applies to 214 vehicles.

Some 2017 Chevy Malibus have been issued a recall concerning air bag defects.

“These vehicles were assembled with a convex right-hand outside mirror, instead of with a non-convex (flat) right-hand outside mirror,” the recall states. “As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 111, ‘Rearview Mirrors.’”

More recently, the company has also issued a recall on certain 2017 Chevrolet Malibus that were manufactured on November 10, 2016, due to an air bag defect. GM issued the recall on January 25, to 113 affected vehicles.

“The right-hand rear side air bag inflator manifold may have insufficient welds,” according to the recall. “Insufficient welds could cause the inflator to separate and propel air bag debris into the cabin during a crash. Also, the inflator could fail to ignite during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.”

GM will notify owners of the specified vehicles, and dealers will replace the affected parts at no cost to the owner; the manufacturer has yet to provide a notification schedule concerning the side view mirror recall, according to the notice.

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