WASHINGTON – General Motors is recalling 2,949 2012 model-year Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze, and Chevrolet Sonic vehicles because of potential airbag failure.

In these passenger cars, the driver-side front airbag has a shorting bar that may intermittently contact the airbag terminals. In the event of a crash, this condition may lead to airbag deployment failure. 

To remedy the problem, GM dealers will replace the steering wheel airbag coil. There will be no charge for this service.

Vehicle owners can reach GM at 1-800-521-7300.