General Motors is recalling nearly a half a million vehicles in the U.S. due to safety concerns over faulty air bags and other issues. Among the 428,211 recalled vehicles are the Chevrolet Cruze, Silverado and GMC Sierra.
Problems in the air bag mechanism risk shooting pieces of metal into the cabin or keeping the air bags from deploying. The inflator in the driver’s front air bag may rupture and/or the air bag may not inflate during air bag deployment. A rupture could propel metal pieces of the inflator into the vehicle cabin, possibly striking and seriously injuring the driver or other occupants of the vehicle. If the inflator does not inflate the air bag, there is an increased risk of injury.
Other issues cited by the company in the four recalls include a transfer case failure which could allow a vehicle to lose all power to its wheels while in motion.
GM has now recalled nearly 20 million vehicles in the US this year. Previous recalls have involved possibly faulty seat belts, transmissions and air bags, as well as potential fire issues.
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