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RECALL Subject : Passenger Presence Sensor Wires May Be Damaged

Report Receipt Date: JUL 05, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V507000
Component(s): AIR BAGS , ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 289,254


Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

SUMMARY:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Chevrolet Impala vehicles manufactured April 25, 2008 through February 16, 2010. The front passenger seat frame may contact and damage the wires of the passenger presence sensor module.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the wires are damaged, the passenger presence sensory system may fail to recognize that the passenger seat is occupied, disabling the air bag. Damage may also cause the air bag fuse to short resulting in a loss of all air bags and seat belt pretensions. Both conditions increase the risk of injury during a crash.
REMEDY:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will double wrap the wires with anti-abrasion tape and replace damaged wires as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-521-7300. GM's recall campaign number is 36110.
 
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