General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2017 Malibu vehicles manufactured on November 10, 2016.
The right-hand rear side air bag inflator manifold may have insufficient welds. Insufficient welds could cause the inflator to separate and propel air bag debris into the cabin during a crash. Also, the inflator could fail to inflate during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear side air bag modules, free of charge. The recall began on January 25, 2017. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM’s number for this recall is 16146.