General Motors is recalling 113 2017-model year Chevrolet Malibu cars because their right-hand rear-side air bag inflator manifolds may have insufficient welds, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Chevrolet Malibu vehicles at issue were manufactured on Nov. 10. An insufficient weld could cause the air bag inflator to separate and propel air bag debris during a crash. Additionally, the inflator could fail to perform during a crash, also increasing the risk of injury, NHTSA said.
GM dealers will replace the rear side air bag modules, free of charge, to fix the problem. Malibu owners can reach Chevrolet customer service at (800) 222-1020. GM’s number for this recall is 16146.