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GM Recalls 38,000 Pontiac G8s Over Air-Bag Issue

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - 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.

There could be a delay in deployment of the front passenger air bag. In the event of a crash, this delay may result in increased head injury to certain front seat occupants.

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

The G8 was manufactured From Nov. 2, 2007 through Jan. 22, 2009 in Australia and imported to the United States.

GM dealers will reprogram the sensing and diagnostic module free of charge. Owners may contact Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668 to schedule an appointment.

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