GM Recalls Chevrolet Spark Vehicles with Air Bag That Could Injure Passenger
In the event of a crash, deployment of the front passenger air bag may injure the occupant's neck
General Motors (GM) has announced a recall affecting more than 55,000 model year 2016-2017 Chevrolet Spark vehicles.
In the event of a crash, if a young child is seated improperly and not wearing a seat belt while in the front passenger seat, deployment of the front passenger air bag may injure the occupant's neck. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
In the event of a crash with a frontal air bag deployment, an unbelted child in the front passenger seat has an increased risk of injury.
GM says that a remedy for this recall is still under development and no owner notification schedule has yet been determined.
Owners of the recalled vehicles can contact GM customer service at (800) 222-1020 for more information. GM's reference number for this recall is 17199.