Injury, Crash Risks Tied to GM, Chrysler Recalls

Chevrolet recall, accident, injuryThe US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been busy lately.

According to two of the most recent recall reports published by the agency, General Motors and Chrysler are launching two recalls that impact popular vehicles being driven by Americans nationwide.

According to the NHTSA, General Motors has recalled all units of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured between March 7 and 12, 2016. These vehicles, GM has announced, come with electronic brake control modules that could fail while in use. If that’s the case, the brake systems may experience a loss of electronic control, which may cause the anti-lock brakes and the electronic stability control system to fail. If that’s the case, drivers may be exposed to a crash risk if both systems fail.

GM has indicated that impacted vehicle owners will be contacted on June 10. Until then, you may want to contact Chevrolet directly to learn more on how to have your vehicle inspected and repaired for free.

GM customers who believe they may have the recalled vehicles are being urged to check with Chevrolet if their vehicle has been listed under this recall campaign. Once you’re sure you vehicle has been recalled, schedule a visit to a local dealer to find out more on how you should proceed to have your car repaired promptly.

The second auto recall launched recently by Chrysler impacts 394,258 vehicles, including the 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Jeep Wrangler JK units manufactured between March 2, 2006 and August 13, 2010.

According to the automaker, the recalled vehicles come with clockspring assemblies that could become contaminated with dust, which could impact the air bag circuit. If that occurs and the air bag module fails, the driver’s frontal air bag may not deploy correctly and injuries may occur as a result.

Chrysler has announced that all impacted vehicle owners will be contacted in the near future. Once your vehicle is inspected at a dealer, the clockspring will be replaced, as well as the column shroud and the wheel back cover. The repair should be carried out entirely for free.

Consumers with the recalled vehicles in their possession are being urged to contact Chrysler directly if they are concerned for their safety.

Whether your vehicle is a Jeep Wrangler or a Chevy Malibu, contact the manufacturer as soon as possible to learn more about the recall and how you should proceed to have the issue associated with your recalled vehicle addressed.

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