It’s been a couple weeks since GM’s last recall and I can imagine that CEO Mary Barra is starting to twitch. Must. Recall. More. Cars. It’s addictive – at least I can only assume it is, given that GM has recalled over 15 million vehicles in 2014 alone. Well twitch no more, Mary! Just days after an internal report highlighted a pattern of incompetence, GM issued a new recall for 89,000 cars, trucks and SUVs – restoring order to the defective automotive world we all live in these days.
The 2013-2014 Chevrolet Spark and 2013 Buick Encore have an end cap that could separate from the airbag inflator, rendering it useless. Without an inflator, the airbags won’t … well, inflate. That means you’ll become a lot friendlier with your steering wheel than you’d prefer in the event of a crash.
The problem only affects 61 vehicles, but for those 61 owners it’s important they get their cars in for repairs. Unfortunately, there’s no word on when the recall will begin. Be on the lookout for a notice in the mail.
Concerned owners can contact Chevy at 800-222-1020 or Buick at 800-521-7300.