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GM must recall 5.9 million vehicles for air bag issue: agency

GM must recall 5.9 million vehicles for air bag issue: agency

FILE PHOTO: Eight versions of General Motors CO’s new generation Chevrolet Silverado pickups are pictured lined up at an event near Alpine, Idaho, U.S. August 7, 2018. REUTERS/Joseph White/File Photo

WASHINGTON: General Motors Co must recall 5.9 million vehicles with Takata air bag inflators after a U.S. safety agency said Monday it had rejected the Detroit automaker's petition to avoid the callback.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said GM must recall the 2007-2014 trucks and SUVs because the inflators "are at risk of the same type of explosion after long-term exposure to high heat and humidity as other recalled Takata inflators." GM has it could cost it US$1.2 billion if it were required to replace air bag inflators it had sought to avoid fixing.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

Source: Reuters

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