GM issues recall for more than 2,600 SUVs due to airbag problem
General Motors has recalled 2,687 2015 model year SUVs due to a malfunctioning airbag that can explode in a crash.
General Motors has recalled 2,687 2015 model year SUVs due to a malfunctioning airbag that can explode in a crash. There may also be a risk of flying shrapnel into the passenger cabin. GM’s recall includes 542 units of the 2015 Buick Enclave manufactured between November 5, 2014 and January 28, 2015; 1,183 units of the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse produced between November 5, 2014 and March 24, 2015 and 962 models of the 2015 GMC Acadia produced between October 29, 2014 and March 26, 2015.
GM shared that it was aware of an incident in which the inflator exploded and it was brought to light by a letter from an attorney who represented an owner of a 2015 Chevrolet Traverse. According to a report, the letter stated that in an accident on February 18, 2022, the front driver’s side airbag inflator ruptured. The automaker also confirmed this after a subsequent inspection of the car.
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall report does not contain the reason for these ruptures, however, it does state that it contains a serious risk of injury or even death if these airbags explode. General Motors has therefore recalled all vehicles equipped with airbags as part of the same production batch as the inflator. The automaker plans to contact customers from May 30. The company will ask affected owners to return their vehicles to their dealership. The company also added that the front driver’s side airbag will be inspected and replaced with a new one at no cost.
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Last year, in October, Volvo recalled around 4,60,000 vehicles due to a similar problem. The recall affected cars such as the Volvo S80 from 2001 to 2006 and the S60 models from 2001 to 2009.
Date of first publication: April 23, 2022, 11:16 a.m. IST