#15648A: Product Safety – Underseat Front Airbag Connector Corrosion (Canada Only) – (Apr 6, 2016)
This bulletin has been updated to add a caution statement at the beginning of the service procedure. Please discard all copies of 15648.
It is a violation of Federal law for a dealer to deliver a new motor vehicle or any new or used item of motor vehicle equipment (including a tire) covered by this notification under a sale or lease until the defect or noncompliance is remedied.
All involved vehicles that are in dealer inventory must be held and not delivered to customers, dealer traded, or used for demonstration purposes until the repair contained in this bulletin has been performed on the vehicle.
General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in some 2012-2014 model year Chevrolet Orlando vehicles. Corrosion in the driver and passenger airbag wiring harness connectors can cause a fault in the airbag sensing system. A fault should illuminate the airbag readiness light on the instrument cluster and a “SERVICE AIR BAG” message in the Driver Information Centre (DIC), and set a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC). At first, the light and DIC message may be intermittent and the airbags and pretensioners should still deploy. Over time, the corrosion could potentially reach a level where the front airbags and seatbelt pretensioners will not deploy in a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.