GM recalls 3.6M vehicles for potentially deadly airbag defect

General Motors announced the recall of more than 3.6 million vehicles wordwide on Friday due to a software defect that could prevent front airbags from inflating during certain crash conditions. The recall includes several models between model years 2014 and 2017. File Photo by Brian Kersey/UPI

DETROIT, Sept. 9 (UPI) — General Motors announced a recall of more than 3 million vehicles on Friday due to an airbag software defect that’s been linked to at least one death and three injuries, the automaker said.

The recall affects 3.6 million vehicles with model years between 2014 and 2017. GM said the sensing and diagnostic module in the vehicles, which controls airbag deployment, contains a defect that may prevent the inflation of front airbags in certain crash conditions.

The recall involves the following vehicles:

  • 2014-2016 Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet SS and Spark EV
  •  2014-2017 Chevrolet Corvette, Trax, Caprice PPV and Silverado 1500; Buick Encore; and GMC Sierra 1500
  •  2015-2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and Silverado HD; GMC Yukon, Yukon XLand Sierra HD; and Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV

GM said it will notify owners with affected vehicles, and customers can check to see if their vehicle is involved through the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration website and a page on GM’s website.


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