2016 Chevrolet Malibu Recall

RECALL Subject : Side Air Bag Fabric May Tear During Deployment

Report Receipt Date: OCT 26, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V781000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 18

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured November 18, 2015, to June 7, 2016. The fabric of the side-impact air bag cushion may tear during deployment.


If the air bag tears during deployment, the air bag may not perform as designed, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.


GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the air bag module, free of charge. The recall began October 27, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM’s number for this recall is 16079.

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