GM Recalls 303,000 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana Vehicles
General Motors (GM) is recalling approximately 303,000 model year 2009-2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds and less, and equipped with front passenger airbags.
In the affected vehicles, during a frontal impact below the airbag deployment threshold, if an unbelted front passenger's head hits the instrument panel above where the passenger airbag is located, the panel may not sufficiently absorb the impact. As such, these vehicles fail to meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 201, 'Occupant Protection in Interior Impact.'
In the event of a crash below the airbag deployment threshold, an unbelted front passenger seat occupant has an increased risk of injury.
Owners of the recalled Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vehicles will be notified by GM.
For further information on this recall, call toll-free 800-630-2438 for Chevrolet or 866-996-9463 for GMC, reference recall campaign number 14082.