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Recall of the Week: General Motors cars due to possible airbag failure

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After General Motors recalled more than 1 million vehicles due to faulty ignition switches, the company is recalling another 1.18 million vehicles because a wiring defect may cause the side airbags not to deploy.

The models are involved are the 2008-2013 Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia, 2009-2013 Chevrolet Traverse, and 2008-2010 Saturn Outlook.

If the side airbags don’t deploy in a crash, it increases the risk of injury to the driver and front seat passenger, the company said.

The carmaker will notify owners, and dealers will replace the airbag harness connections with soldered connections. No notification schedule has been announced.

For more information, owners can call the following numbers: Buick, 800-521-7300; Chevrolet, 866-694-6546; Saturn, 800-553-6000, and GMC, 866-996-9463.

Consumers can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov.

For details on other recalls, visit www.recalls.gov.

Copyright 2014, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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