GM’s all-new pickups are off to a bumpy start.
The American automaker has issued a stop-delivery order to its dealers for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups due to a pending safety recall to fix an airbag defect. According to the note sent to dealers, GM has notified NHTSA of an “upcoming safety and noncompliance recall” to fix an issue with the driver-side airbag connections saying that they “were wired incorrectly during the manufacturing process.”
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As a result of the defect, the driver-side airbags may not function as designed and could adversely affect the crash performance of those airbags. Dealers are being instructed to reprogram the airbag’s sensing and diagnostic module with new software that is expected to be available in the next few days. Deliveries will resume once the software patch is in place.
Deliveries to dealers on the Colorado and Canyon began on September 18 and it’s unclear how many were shipped. The company did report September sales of 36 Colorados and 11 Canyons.
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[Source: Automotive News]
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