GM Recalling Over 73,000 Chevy Cobalts To Fix Air Bag Wiring

Aug 14, 2015 03:45 PM EDT | John Nassivera


General Motors announced Thursday that it is recalling 73,424 Chevy Cobalt compact cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix an issue the vehicles are having with their side air bags.

The sensor wire in the roof-mounted driver's side air bags of these vehicles were installed improperly, which the Detroit-based automaker says can keep them from deploying during a crash, according to CBS News.

Of the total number of recalled Cobalts, 59,474 were in the U.S. and 13,950 were in Canada, CNBC reported. Affect Cobalts include those from the 2010 model year.

GM is aware of one reported crash with an injury that may be related to the wire issue. The car maker plans to notify owners and have dealers inspect and replace the faulty wiring free of charge.

The recall follows one year after GM recalled 2.6 million cars, including Cobalts, due to faulty ignition switches that could result in the vehicle stalling and turn off the air bags. The issue led to the deaths of 124 people and injuries of 274 others in crashes. The company set up a fund afterwards to offer compensation to the victims and their families.

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