GM Recalls Nearly One Million Vehicles as Part of Larger Airbag Recall

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  • General Motors issued a recall for 994,763 vehicles over concern that the vehicle's airbags may rupture.

  • The recall affects certain Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia vehicles from the 2014 to 2017 model years.

  • The recall is related to a much larger investigation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, concerning 67 million airbags produced by ARC Automotive.

General Motors has announced a recall of nearly one million crossovers with a potentially life-threatening airbag defect. The recall specifically affects 994,763 GM vehicles, spread out between certain Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse, and GMC Acadia vehicles produced between the 2014 and 2017 model years.

According to documentation filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the driver's air bag inflator may explode during deployment, which could send sharp metal fragments into the cabin of the vehicle, potentially causing serious injury or death.

According to a filing from GM on Friday, the manufacturer learned of a report that a 2017 Chevrolet Traverse was involved in a crash in March, and that the front-driver airbag inflator ruptured during deployment. A later inspection confirmed that the front driver airbag inflator ruptured in the vehicle.

GM dealers were set to be notified on May 10, 2023, with owner notification estimated to begin in later June. Under the recall, dealers will replace the driver's air bag unit for free. Concerned owners can check the NHTSA recalls site to confirm if their vehicle is involved and get further details.

The recall comes as part of a larger request from NHTSA that ARC Automotive Inc. recall 67 million airbag inflators because of the risk that they may explode. Documents released by NHTSA show that ARC denied the request. The ARC airbag inflators affect the GM products being recalled, as well as Stellantis, BMW, and Hyundai Motor Group vehicles.

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