While foreign automakers have been active in recall news recently, this week saw two domestic car giants recall cars. The larger recall was by General Motors for Pontiac G8 model cars. The second recall was by Chrysler for a flaw in their popular Jeep line. Both models were recalled for problems with air bag function, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
For General Motors, approximately 38,444 of the Pontiac G8 models were recalled due to a potential air bag deployment malfunction that could raise the chance of head trauma in the event of a crash. Cars involved were manufactured between November 2007 and January 2009. During the peak of the 2009 financial meltdown, General Motors notified consumers that it was shutting down the Pontiac line. The last models were made in 2009 and were phased out completely from GM franchises by the end of 2010.
For Chrysler, the company recalled approximately 5,334 vehicles from its Jeep Wrangler line. The cars were made from February 2007 to October 2011 and have problems driver’s side air bag deployment, posing an increased risk of injury to the consumer in the case of an accident.
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