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I bet this will be easy to find on the internet by tomorrow.
From what I've read, GM may not have figured out which VIN numbers are affected yet and that is the reason for the stop sell order. They don't want any more to get out until they figure out which vehicles are carrying the incorrectly assembled driver side air bags. They're piling up at the assembly plant too, I'll bet. Patience and very defensive driving are needed now.So is the only way to see if your Cruze is being recalled is to call the day dealership or wait for a letter?
I take this back. I just found another article that says the Cruze air bag mechanism can indeed explode and blow shrapnel at the driver. Of course it also say the bag may not inflate too.Not to worry. If your Cruze has one of the bad air bags, it won't deploy at all in an accident.
That's one of the problems with the Cruze driver's side air bag. The bag may not deploy if the contacts are shorted by touching a bar in the assembly. This can happen in an impact such as the one your wife was in. This is due to the wrong part being used in the air bag assembly by the manufacturer (Takata). If this were my car, I'd be filling out a complaint with NHTSA.my wife's didn't go off.... she was rear ended (not a deployment factor) but then was slammed into the vehicle in front of her....bent her seat and the steering wheel when she struck the car in . I would have though with the extreme frontal damage it would have deployed...