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GM Seeks One-Year Delay in Recalling 980,000 Takata Airbags

  • Automaker says tests show the airbags pose less risk
  • No ruptures found in thousands of deployments, GM says

General Motors Co. is asking U.S. safety regulators to delay by a year the mandatory recall of almost 1 million vehicles with airbags made by Takata Corp., saying the designated models have not been shown to carry the same risk as others linked to deaths and injuries.

The automaker said in a filing Friday with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it has conducted tests on the inflators and concluded they are "not currently at risk of rupture." Of 44,000 deployments of Takata airbags in the group, none ruptured, according to the company.