Overseas Vehicle Sales Pty Ltd — General Motors Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra
What are the defects?
Airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.
What are the hazards?
In the event that a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.
What should consumers do?
Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by phone to confirm their address. Once confirmed, a letter will be sent advising of the recall. Owners should then contact American Vehicle Sales via the website at https://american.com.au/contact-american-vehicle-sales/ to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.
Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can contact American Vehicle Sales on 03 9765 1300.
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Further information for consumers is available at: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall
American Vehicle Sales
- 1 December 2006 - 31 December 2008
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.