GM Recall of Certain Model Year 2008 – 2009 Pontiac G8 Vehicles

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