General Motors just started selling the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickup trucks, and the automaker is already telling dealers that they can't sell the models just yet due to air bag problems.
Driver air bag connections weren't wired correctly, meaning the air bags might not deploy in the event of a crash.
Fortunately, GM caught the problem early. Most of the trucks are being held at the assembly plant or are in transit. Those that are already on dealer lots will have to sit tight until dealerships can make repairs, which GM says should happen soon. The recall will involve new air bag software, according to a CNNMoney report.
GM is not aware of any accidents or injuries in connection with the recall.
The few buyers who've been able to take possession of their new trucks will get letters by mail instructing them to bring their trucks to a dealership to have the repairs performed at no charge.
The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon have been updated for 2015, resurrecting GM's compact truck nameplate in mid-size form with new four-cylinder and V-6 power.
It's been a tough day for GM. The company, still reeling from the recall scandal earlier this year that revealed that GM had stayed silent for years while ignition switches failed in popular small car models, additionally announced the recall of more than half a million vehicles for safety defects that could impact handling or cause the hood to fly open.
GM is likely trying to be proactive in the shadow of those earlier scandals, but it's disheartening to see that the company already has faltered with its new trucks, which have showed early promise with unexpectedly large orders from dealerships.