GM Recalling 29,000 Chevy Cruzes


Published 06/27 2014 10:58AM

Updated 06/27 2014 10:59AM

2014 Chevrolet Cruze RS
2014 Chevrolet Cruze RS
General Motors Co. is recalling more than 29,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars because metal parts in the air bag assemblies can hit the driver and passengers if the bags are inflated.

The cars, from the 2013 and 2014 model years, were built with an incorrect baffle, and that can cause the air bag inflator to rupture if the bags are deployed, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. If that happens, metal fragments could hit people in the car, and the air bags may not inflate to protect them.

The air bags were built by Japanese parts supplier Takata Corp., but the problem is different from another air bag issue that's causing big recalls across the auto industry, the safety agency said Thursday.

GM had ordered dealers to stop selling new Cruzes on Wednesday. Spokesman Jim Cain said the order for most cars was lifted later in the day when GM determined which cars were affected. The Cruze, built in Lordstown, Ohio, is GM's top-selling car.

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