July 21, 2016 / 11:47 AM / 2 years ago

GM recalling nearly 290,000 U.S. cars for air bag defect

The GM logo is seen at the General Motors Warren Transmission Operations Plant in Warren, Michigan October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co said Thursday it is recalling nearly 290,000 older Chevrolet Impala cars in the United States because the air bag may not deploy in the event of the crash.

The largest U.S. automaker said the front passenger seat frame in the 2009 and 2010 model Impala cars may rub against and damage electrical wires, which could cause the airbag fuse to short. Dealers will add anti-abrasion tape to prevent damage.

Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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