Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—November 5, 2011.
Summary: General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 vehicles manufactured from November 2, 2007 through January 22, 2009. A 5th percentile female anthropomorphic test device (ATD) in a 30 mph frontal barrier test exceeded the head injury criteria (HIC) requirements of the standard. With the front passenger seat positioned full forward, the seat position sensor will cause a 30 milliseconds deployment delay between the first and second stages of the dual-stage frontal passenger air bag.
Consequence: In the event of a crash, this delay may result in increased head injury to certain front seat occupants.
Remedy: GM dealers will reprogram the sensing and diagnostic module free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners may contact Pontiac at 800-620-7668.
Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.