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GM's Massive Recall for Software and Airbag Defect

General Motors announced today that it is recalling 4.3 million vehicles worldwide, with 3.6 million vehicles in the U.S. because of a software problem.

GM's Massive Recall for Software and Airbag Defect

General Motors announced today that it is recalling 4.3 million vehicles worldwide, with 3.6 million vehicles in the U.S. because of a software problem. The company said that in rare cases, the car’s computers can go into test mode and the front air bags won’t inflate in a crash. The seat belts also may not function.

“A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger,” according to a GM filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

GM will notify customers and update the software for free. The dealers already have access to the software update so the vehicles can be repaired quickly. You can check SaferCar.gov to see if your vehicle is part of the recall.

Below is a list of all GM vehicles affected and their model years.

  • Buick Encore 2014-2017
  • Buick LaCrosse 2014-2016
  • Cadillac Escalade 2015-2017
  • Cadillac Escalade ESV 2015-2017
  • Chevrolet Caprice Police Pursuit 2014-2017
  • Chevrolet Corvette 2014-2017
  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2014-2017
  • Chevrolet Silverado 2500 2015-2017
  • Chevrolet Silverado 3500 2015-2017
  • Chevrolet Spark EV 2014-2016
  • Chevrolet SS 2014-2016
  • Chevrolet Tahoe 2015-2017
  • Chevrolet Trax 2014-2017
  • Chevrolet Suburban 2015-2017
  • GMC Sierra 1500 2014-2017
  • GMC Sierra 2500 2015-2017
  • GMC Sierra 3500 2015-2017
  • GMC Yukon 2015-2017
  • GMC Yukon XL 2015-2017
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