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2012 Chevrolet Volt NHTSA investigation PE19013

Chevrolet Preliminary Evaluation PE19013: Passenger Sensing System Malfunction

2012 Chevrolet Volt

Passenger Sensing System Malfunction

Air Bags:Sensor:Occupant Classification

The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has received 17 complaints alleging a malfunction of the Passenger Sensing System (PSS) for the front outboard passenger frontal airbag and knee airbag in Model Year (MY) 2012-2013 Chevrolet Volt vehicles. Complaints report illumination of the passenger airbag status indicator, the airbag readiness light, and the Service Airbag message display. Complaints allege the cause of the PSS malfunction to be the system sensor located under the trim cover of the front passenger seat. A malfunctioning PSS could result in the potential suppression of the passenger frontal and knee airbags if the front passenger seat is occupied by a person of adult size.ODI is opening this Preliminary Evaluation to characterize the scope and severity of the potential problem and to fully assess the potential safety-related issues.The ODI complaints sited above can be viewed as under the following ODI identification numbers: 11241141, 11210834, 11182059, 11176661, 11171650, 11151914, 11150221, 11128360, 11110642, 11100339, 11096766, 11093957, 11093379, 11090377, 11064619, 11061616, 11022955
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Date Opened
SEP 17, 2019
Date Closed
NHTSA Recall #
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