Urgent recall actions for imported Chevrolet and GMC utes amid fears that defective airbags can cause deadly metal fragments to fly
- Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra have been recalled about defective airbags
- The affected utes were sold between December 1, 2006 and August 1, 2008
- ACCC says the metal inflator in airbags can explode in the event of a collision
Local conversion specialist Victorian American Imports has issued an urgent recall for two popular utes amid fear of a defective Takata passenger airbag.
The Traralgon-based company, located approximately 160 km from the CBD of Melbourne, recalled the 2007-2008 models from Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra on Wednesday.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said the metal inflator in airbags could explode in a collision.
Victorian American Imports has issued an urgent recall for the 2007-2008 models of Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra (stock)
& # 39; A combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the propellant gas to break off from the airbag & # 39 ;, according to a statement.
& # 39; If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision that causes the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode or crack under too much internal pressure.
The recalled cars were sold between December 1, 2006 and August 1, 2008 in Australia.
Customers can enter them VIN details to check whether the vehicle has been recalled.
They are advised to contact Victorian American Imports on 03 5176 0600 or email them at email@example.com to arrange a free airbag inflator.
The utes were called in the midst of fears about a defective Takata front passenger side airbag (stock)
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