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
NHTSA Campaign #
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.
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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