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General Motors Recalls Over 4 Million Vehicles

General Motors Co. announced this morning that they were recalling almost 4.3 million vehicles across the globe due to defective airbags and seatbelts. 3.6 million of the vehicles affected by the recall are in the United States.

The issue is tied to a software defect that may prevent the vehicle’s airbag from deploying and the seat belt from functioning as intended during a crash. At least three people have already been injured from this defect, and another person has died.

In a statement filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Friday, September 9, General Motors stated:

“[C]ertain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module software to activate a diagnostic test…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.”

General Motors reportedly first learned of the software defect back in May after a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado’s airbags failed to deploy in a crash. The company immediately notified the module’s supplier, Delphi, of the potential defect, but only decided to recall the vehicles this week after months of testing that began in June.

The vehicles affected in the recall include:


  • 2014-2016 LaCrosse
  • 2014-2017 Encore


  • 2014-2016 SS
  • 2014-2016 Spark EV
  • 2015-2017 Tahoe
  • 2015-2017 Suburban
  • 2015-2017 Silverado HD


  • 2014-2017 Sierra
  • 2015-2017 Yukon
  • 2015-2017 Yukon XL
  • 2015-2017 Sierra HD


  • 2015-2017 Escalade
  • 2015-2017 Escalade ESV

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