GM recalls 2010 Cobalt wiring fault

Posted on 8/15/2015 11:06:27 AM

General Motors is recalling 73 424 Chevrolet Cobalt for misrouted wiring may prevent the driver's side airbag deployment during a crash.

The recall involves 2,010 Cobalt - 59474 in the US and 13,950 in Canada.

The affected vehicles Caterpillar 320D injector valve were built with side impact sensor improper cable routing in the front driver's side door, GM said in a statement sent by email. The cable can misrouted irritated by contact with the driver's side window was rolled up and down.

Side roof rail airbag deploy driver can stop if the window is down and the short circuit wire, GM said in a statement. If the window is reversed and the motor is restarted, the circuit is reconnected. However, the short circuit may occur again if the window is rolled back.

GM is aware of an accident resulting in injuries may be linked to the defect. The severity of this injury is not yet clear.

The wiring recall is unrelated to the memory of the switch last year of more than 2.6 million vehicles, including the Cobalt 2010, GM said in a statement.

Faulty ignition switches that can be pushed out of position driving and cutting power to the motor direction and power, have been linked to 124 deaths and at least 274 wounded, 17 of which were serious.

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