2015 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon airbag problem causes recallTue, 14 Oct 2014
General Motors quickly fixed an airbag-wiring problem with the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, but is still conducting a small recall to repair the midsize trucks that are launching this fall.
The recall affects 2,432 vehicles, though only 138 had actually reached consumers.
The recall affects 2,432 vehicles, though only 138 had actually reached consumers. The rest were still at the factory in Wentzville, MO, on lots at dealerships or en route to dealers. Customers with the trucks were called or sent FedEx letters, and the fix can be completed in less than 30 minutes.
A GM spokesman said about 19 percent of the trucks have been repaired.
The company issued a stop-delivery order earlier this month to fix this issue. GM found that the trucks' airbag connectors were wired improperly during the manufacturing process, which caused the system to deploy incorrectly. GM sent a software fix to dealers and the plant, and the stop-delivery order was lifted October 3rd, after less than two days.
At the time of the stop-delivery notice, there were no crashes or injures.
While most of the vehicles are in the United States, 149 trucks shipped to Canada are also included in the repairs, though none of those were sold to customers.
The recall comes as GM re-enters the midsize truck segment with the Colorado and Canyon. The automaker is aiming to to capture new buyers and fortify its CAFE standing with the pickups, which are smaller and narrower than then the fullsize Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.
By Greg Migliore
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