General Motors recently learned about a problem involving air bags that may fail to deploy as intended during collisions. The automaker announced a massive part recall affecting several recent makes and models of four of its most popular brands: Cadillac, Buick, GMC, and Chevrolet. Apparently, in some situations a diagnostic and testing software module interferes with correct air bag deployment.
General Motors plans to send notices about an estimated 3.64 million vehicles to owners concerning this issue. The notices will instruct vehicle owners to go to dealerships to obtain software reformatting without cost. If a vehicle’s airbags have already deployed, GM plans to replace the diagnostic and testing module free of charge.
The recall encompasses makes and models including:
- 2015-2017 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV;
- 2014-2017 Buick Encore;
- 2014-2016 Buick LaCrosse;
- 2014-2017 GMC Sierra 1500;
- 2015-2017 GMC Sierra 2500 HD, Sierra 2500 HD, Yukon and Yukon XL;
- 2014-2017 Chevrolet Trax, Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle, Corvette and Silverado 1500;
- 2015-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD, Suburban and Tahoe;
- 2014-2016 Chevrolet Spark EV and Chevrolet SS.