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September 12, 2016

General Motors Recalls More Than 4 Million Vehicles; Airbags May Not Deploy Due to Software “Glitch”


Vehicle Recall Notice: General Motors Recalls 4 Million Vehicles

General Motors is recalling 4.3 million vehicles worldwide due to a software defect that can prevent airbags from deploying in a crash. The “glitch” can also potentially affect the pretensioners, the mechanism that tightens up any slack in the seat belt webbing. The recall includes 4.28 million vehicles worldwide, 3.6 million of them in the U.S. So far the defect is blamed for one death and three injuries.

GM received a report in May of a crash involving a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado truck in which the driver’s frontal air bag and seat belt pretensioners did not deploy.

Vehicles involved in the recall are from the 2014 to 2017 model years and include: Buick (LaCrosse, Encore); Chevrolet (SS, Corvette, Silverado 1500, Silverado HD, Spark EV, Tahoe, Trax, Caprice Suburban); GMC (Yukon, Yukon XL, Sierra HD); and, Cadillac (Escalade, Escalade ESV).