GM recalls 3.64M US vehicles for atmosphere bag defect

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General Motors Co. pronounced Friday it is recalling 3.64 million 2014-17 model-year vehicles in a U.S. for a program emanate that might forestall front atmosphere bags from deploying. The automaker pronounced it is wakeful of one deadliness and 3 injuries associated to a reserve defect.

The large remember covers certain models of a 2014-2016 Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet SS and Spark EV; 2014-17 Chevrolet Corvette, Trax, Caprice PPV and Silverado 1500; 2014-17 Buick Encore; 2014-17 GMC Sierra 1500; 2015-17 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and Silverado HD; 2015-17 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL and Sierra HD; and 2015-17 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV.

The association pronounced a intuiting and evidence module, that controls atmosphere bag and pre-tensioners deployment, has a program forsake that could forestall deployment of front atmosphere bags and pre-tensioners “in certain singular resources when a pile-up is preceded by a specific eventuality impacting car dynamics.”

“We cruise a vehicles protected to drive,” GM orator Tom Wilkinson said.

GM did not yield information on where or when a crashes occurred, or what vehicles were involved.

GM told a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that on May 17, a Speak Up for Safety news was filed relating to a pile-up of a 2014 Silverado lorry in that a driver’s front atmosphere bag and chair belt pre-tensioner were purported not to have deployed. The association non-stop an review in early June.

The intuiting and evidence module, that controls a atmosphere bag and pre-tensioner, is granted by Delphi Automotive.

The automaker in Jul and Aug worked with Delphi to examine incidents involving identical vehicles and with identical allegations of non-deployment, including authorised claims. GM also conducted highway contrast during a Milford Proving Ground in August; on Aug. 31, GM’s Safety and Field Action Decision Authority opted to launch a recall.

Re-flashed program was combined to all vehicles built after Aug. 24, GM told NHTSA.

The automaker will forewarn business and dealers will refurbish a program for free. Wilkinson pronounced dealers have a program and that endangered business should call their play to set adult an appointment for repair.

Customers can use or GM’s website to check their Vehicle Identification Number to see if their car is partial of a recall.

GM pronounced a remember is not approaching to be element in cost for a association and will be enclosed in a third-quarter earnings. Those are approaching to be expelled in October.

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