14 novembre 2012 / 15:18 / tra 5 anni

GM to recall 15,575 cars to fix safety flaws

(Reuters) - General Motors said it is recalling 15,575 Cadillac, Buick and Chevrolet cars to correct potential safety flaws.

<p>A customer looks at a Buick car at a General Motors auto dealership in Shanghai December 13, 2010. REUTERS/Aly Song</p>

The recalls, posted Wednesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, involve 2,949 2012-model Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze and Chevrolet Sonic compacts with driver-side air bags that might not deploy in a crash, and 12,626 2013-model Cadillac XTS sedans with rear-seat head restraints that might not lock in position.

The problems could increase the risk of injury to occupants, NHTSA said.

GM said it will replace the steering-wheel air-bag coil on the compact cars and replace the head restraints on the Cadillac sedans.

GM dealers will provide the repairs free of charge. (Reporting By Paul Lienert in Detroit; editing by John Wallace)

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