Automotive recall

Transport Canada Recall - 2018707 - GENERAL MOTORS

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Car recalled by GENERAL MOTORS
Vehicle - Airbag
What to do

Please see corrective actions section below

Affected products

2003 | PONTIAC | VIBE, 2004 | PONTIAC | VIBE, 2005 | PONTIAC | VIBE, 2006 | PONTIAC | VIBE, 2007 | 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: Dealers will replace the passenger frontal airbag module.

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. Vehicles may have had the original front passenger airbag module replaced as a "like-for-like" replacement under recall 2015-272 (GM Recall #14491) as a temporary remedy while evaluating a permanent remedy. These vehicles will receive the permanent remedy passenger airbag assembly under this recall.

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

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