GM sends NHTSA notice for potential recalls for variety of Chevrolet and Buick models
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A letter issued to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from General Motors has surfaced surrounding defects in the manufacturing process of some 8,519 2013 Chevrolet Malibu models. In a parallel move, GM is also recalling about 3,896 2012 Buick Veranos, Chevrolet Camaros, Cruzes, and Sonics for an air bag malfunction.

Click here for more news on theĀ Chevrolet Malibu.

The affected Malibu models were built between December 6, 2011 and January 15, 2013. The issue lies in the cradles for the rear suspension and some GM test fleet drivers discovered improperly torqued bolts.

Click here for more news on theĀ Chevrolet Cruze.

The NHTSA themselves has not officially issued a recall as of yet, however dealers will fix the problems by inspecting vehicles and retorquing the bolts if necessary. Additionaly, those affected Buick Veranos, Chevrolet Camaros, Cruzes and Sonics will have their air bags recalibrated depending if they were under the cars identified to be affected..

For full details, check out the letters after the jump.
Click here for the letter regarding the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu.

Click here for the letter regarding the 2012 Buick Verano, Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze, and Sonic.

- By: Chris Chin

Source: NHTSA via NYTimes


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