GM Recalls Over 400,000 Pickup Trucks Due to Air Bags Exploding
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Drivers, pay attention to this latest recall news!
Today, July 9th, NPR reported a GM recall of over 400,000 full-size pickup trucks over concerns of air bags randomly exploding and their parts being ejected into cabins.
According to Consumer Reports, this recall affects a total of 410,019 trucks — including select 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500 and 3500 models; as well as GMC Sierra 1500, 2500 and 3500 models.
Starting August 16th, affected owners will be notified by mail. With only a limited amount of replacement air bag modules available, GM will contact customers to schedule a free fix after this initial notice.
This recall follows a similar recall from November 2020 for the same issue. GM shared that the issue is a result of a manufacturing defect that allows moisture into the airbag inflator which causes corrosion and can detach the end cap. This issue can be aggravated in hot climates.
In June of 2021, there were three reports of this issue in 2015 Chevrolet Silverados. However, the vehicles were not occupied at the time so there have been no resulting injuries.