NEWS

Recall Alert: 3.6 Million Model-Year 2014-2017 GM Vehicles

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 3.6 million GM vehicles in the U.S., including the following:

  • Model-year 2014-16 Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet SS and Spark EV
  • Model-year 2014-17 Chevrolet Corvette, Trax, Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle and Silverado 1500; Buick Encore; and GMC Sierra 1500
  • Model-year 2015-17 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and Silverado HD; GMC Yukon, Yukon XL and Sierra HD; and Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV

The Problem: Software that controls airbag and seat belt pretensioner deployment could have a defect and may prevent the deployment of frontal airbags and pretensioners in certain pre-crash situations. This increases the risk of injury in a crash.

An accident involving a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup in which the driver’s front airbag did not deploy is what triggered the recall investigation.

The Fix: Dealers will update the software for free.

What Owners Should Do: GM has not yet announced an owner notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 800-462-8782. They can also call NHTSA’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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