GM Recalls Nearly 1 Million SUVs Over Exploding Airbag Inflators

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General Motors has issued a recall for nearly 1 million SUVs built between 2014 and 2017 over driver's airbag inflators that could explode and send sharp metal fragments into the cabin, resulting in serious injury or death.

The recall affects 994,763 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave SUVs, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Dealers will replace the airbag module free of charge, and owners will be notified via mail beginning on June 26.

This exploding airbag recall is not related to the Takata airbag scandal from 2014, as the airbags in these cars are assembled by Tennessee company ARC.


The NHTSA has requested ARC recall more than 67 million driver and passenger inflators as a result of an eight-year investigation that found its products killed two people and injured seven others in Chevrolet, Kia, Chrysler, Hyundai, and Volkswagen cars. ARC has so far refused to issue a recall, says the Associated Press.

If you think your car might fall under this recall, head on over to the NHTSA's site and enter your VIN.

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