Approximately 550 model-year 2003-04 Pontiac Vibe hatchbacks equipped with a front passenger airbag assembly replaced under a previous recall are being recalled again. The replacement airbag may not unfold as designed in high-temperature conditions, causing improper inflation and increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Pontiac manufacturer GM will begin notifying owners on March 9. Owners can call the automaker at 800-762-2737 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect and replace the passenger airbag module, as necessary.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.