Overseas Vehicle Sales has recalled the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, adding them to the list of vehicles included in the Takata airbag inflator drama.
According to the company, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can make the airbag propellant degrade over time. If the airbag is deployed in an accident, the metal inflator housing could explode or rupture.
If this happens, metal fragments can shoot through the airbag cushion, putting occupants at risk of serious injury or death.
A total of 72 vehicles is caught up in the recall – a VIN list is attached here.
Owners of the affected vehicles will receive a phone call to confirm their address, before they’re sent a letter advising of the recall. They’ll be sent to the American Vehicle Sales website to arrange a new airbag, free of charge.
Concerned owners can call 03 9765 1300 for more information.
January saw the announcement of a mandatory recall for vehicles fitted with faulty – and potentially fatal – Takata airbag inflators.
Here’s our first story about the announcement.
Here’s everything you need to know about the global recall, which affects more than 100 million vehicles in total.
Here’s a breakdown of what the mandatory recall means for manufacturers, who now face strict penalties for non-compliance.
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