Chevrolet Recalls Cruze to fix Airbag Wiring Harness

2017 Chevrolet Cruze LT

Chevrolet and Transport Canada have announced a recall on the 2016 Cruze to reroute a wiring harness that could be damaged by the parking brake.

In 657 cars, the foot-operated parking brake could damage a wiring harness leading to the body control module (BCM), an electronic control unit that looks after the operation of items like power windows and locks and climate control.

In this case, Transport Canada’s concern is a damaged harness could disable the car’s driver knee airbag, increasing the risk of injury to the driver in a frontal crash. Chevrolet is asking its dealers to make the simple-but-effective modification of using tie straps to keep the wiring out of the way of the parking brake mechanism.

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Chris Chase

Chris Chase

As a child, Chris spent much of his time playing with toy cars in his parents’ basement; when his mother would tell him to go play outside, he made car sounds while riding his bicycle or dug roads for his toys in the flower garden. Now he gets to indulge his obsession playing with real cars that make their own cool noises, and gets paid for it.