In the event of a crash, this delay may result in increased head injury to certain front seat occupants.

Air Bags — Frontal — Sensor/Control Module

Date Announced
NOV 04, 2011
Vehicles Affected
38,444
NHTSA Campaign #
11V534000
Summary
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 vehicles manufactured from November 2, 2007 through January 22, 2009. A 5th percentile female anthropomorphic test device (atd) in a 30 mph frontal barrier test exceeded the head injury criteria (hic) requirements of the standard. With the front passenger seat positioned full forward, the seat position sensor will cause a 30 milliseconds deployment delay between the first and second stages of the dual-stage frontal passenger air bag.
Actions
GM dealers will reprogram the sensing and diagnostic module free of charge. The safety recall began on November 30, 2011. Owners may contact Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668.
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