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    Associated Press

    DETROIT - General Motors Co. is recalling 38,400 Pontiac G8 models to reprogram the front-passenger air-bag module.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that the air-bag modules for the 2008 and 2009 models might not comply with federal standards for head injury protection.

    No complaints, crashes or injuries have been reported related to the issue, GM said.

    But the company found that in case of a crash, the air-bag sensor could be delayed and put some passengers at increased risk for a head injury. GM said crash tests found that the risk was limited but slightly higher for small women sitting in the front passenger seat.

    GM dealers will reprogram the sensing and diagnostic module at no charge.

    The G8 was manufactured in Australia and imported to the United States
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    This is good new!

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    Sorry, Meant to post in TSB and Recall section, Moderators please move in correct section.
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    higher for small women sitting in the front passenger seat
    I know a couple of people have mentioned this before with their wifes in the front seat.

    is this ONLY gender specific...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffA View Post
    I know a couple of people have mentioned this before with their wifes in the front seat.

    is this ONLY gender specific...
    haha.... So to solve the problem, make sure to leave the wife at home.


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    Or in the backseat where she belongs! Shotgun is for bros, not hoes! LOL I'll probably get a shiv tonight in bed for this one...
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    This is good news.
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    I had my first airbag light last week after I started it up, my wife was not in the car. I shut it down and restarted and everything was fine. i know alot of people have posted about having airbag light issues, wonder if this is the real reason behind the recall. Its funny that they said nobody has complaints.
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    Now GM needs to recall the struts, door lock mechanism and rotors and we're good to go LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersport79 View Post
    Now GM needs to recall the struts, door lock mechanism and rotors and we're good to go LOL
    I agree .. I also can add a few more things but fat chance in hell GM will do this. GM rotors always have been junk .. the struts should of been a no brainer but GM w/ brains = dangerous.
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