General Motors recalls nearly 900 vehicles in U.S., Canada with Takata airbag inflators

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900 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada including certain Chevrolet Camaro, Sonic and Volt vehicles as well as the Buick Verano, all from the 2013 model year with Takata airbag inflators that could explode and hurl shrapnel in a crash are reportedly being recalled by General Motors.

In documents posted Tuesday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( NHTSA), the company was reported to say that the driver’s front air bag inflator can explode in a crash due to a manufacturing defect.

Since May of 2009 at least 26 people have been killed in the U.S. by the inflators, more than 30 have died worldwide including people in Malaysia and Australia and about 400 people have been injured.

Messages were left Tuesday morning seeking comment from NHTSA and General Motors.