If this occurs during an aggressive turning maneuver, and then afterwards a potential vehicle rollover event is sensed, the roof rail airbag may unintentionally deploy. Additionally, the air bags and/or seatbelt pretensioners may not deploy during a severe crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Electrical System — Software

Date Announced
MAY 18, 2012
Vehicles Affected
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General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured from October 24, 2011, through March 31, 2012. After an event of hard braking, the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) may reset itself.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the SDM. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall began on June 13, 2012.
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