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General Motors to recall vehicles for suspension, airbag issues

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General Motors is expected to recall 13,680 cars on Feb. 13 due to suspension and airbag issues.

The 2013 Chevy Malibu has one or more rear suspension bolts that may not have been tightened properly, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It may lead to mishandling of the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash.

In addition to the 8,519 Chevy Malibus, the 2012 Buick Verano, Chevy Camaro, Cruze and Sonic will also be recalled. According to the NHTSA report, these vehicles have a shorting bar which may intermittently contact the air bag terminals, preventing the airbag from deploying and increasing the driver’s risk of injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will refurnish the cars for free, the report said.

A service manager from the Gainesville Chevrolet was not yet aware of the recall, but he said the recall process was not new to him.

He said once he gets the call, it should take no time to fix the problem.

Consumers can report vehicle defects and stay up-to-date on vehicle safety at www.safercar.gov.

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