Vehicles Affected: Approximately 400 model-year 2015 Buick LaCrosse sedans, Cadillac XTS luxury sedans, GMC Terrain SUVs, and Chevrolet Camaro sports coupes, Equinox SUVs and Malibu sedans
The Problem: In a crash necessitating airbag deployment, the inflator may rupture in the front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and the airbags may not properly inflate. The rupture could cause metal fragments to strike vehicle occupants, possibly resulting in serious injury or death; also, if the airbag does not inflate properly, the risk of injury increases for the driver and passenger. This recall is part of the massive ongoing issue involving airbags manufactured by Japan’s Takata Corp.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the side-impact airbag modules for free.
What Owners Should Do: GM will begin notifying owners today. Owners can call Buick at 800-521-7300, Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, Cadillac at 800-458-8006 and GMC at 800-462-8782 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov, for more info.
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