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.
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