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Transport Canada Recall - 2018016 - GENERAL MOTORS

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Car recalled by GENERAL MOTORS
Vehicle - Airbag
What to do

Please see corrective actions section below

Affected products

2009 | PONTIAC | VIBE, 2010 | PONTIAC | VIBE


On certain vehicles, long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, could eventually degrade the propellant contained in the passenger frontal airbag. This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal. As a result, if the vehicle were involved in a collision that warrants airbag deployment, fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants, and the airbag assembly could be damaged, preventing proper function. These issues could increase the risk of injury. Correction: Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will either replace the passenger frontal airbag inflator, or replace the airbag assembly. Note: Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly. The recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk, and is expected to replace airbag inflators before their function would be affected. Additional note: The 2010 model year vehicles involved in this campaign have been identified as having once being registered in “Zone B” in the USA.

Additional information


Visit Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database for the original recall.

Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Automotive recall
Vehicles - Car
Published by
Transport Canada
General public
Identification number
Transport Canada ID