Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet & GMC Vehicle Recall [US]

US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorThe US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), part of the US Department of Transportation, has confirmed the recall of an estimated 3,640,162 General Motors Cars and Trucks due to the suspected deployment failure of Frontal Air Bags creating increased injury and death hazards in the event of a crash. NHTSA [PDF]: http://ht.ly/X3tn3045ti8

Direct link: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/jaxrs/download/doc/UCM539178/RCAK-16V651-9380.pdf

Additional information:

Among the 3,640,162 vehicles the NHTSAlogo-gm confirms the following GM vehicles are affected by this recall :

  • Buick/Encore/2014-2017
  • Buick/Lacrosse/2014-2016
  • Cadillac/Escalade/2015-2017
  • Cadillac/Escalade ESV/2015-2017
  • Chevrolet/Caprice Police Pursuit/2014-2017
  • Chevrolet/Corvette/2014-2017
  • Chevrolet/Silverado 1500/2014-2017
  • Chevrolet/Silverado 2500/2015-2017
  • Chevrolet/Silverado 3500/2015-2017
  • Chevrolet/Spark EV/2014-2016
  • Chevrolet/SS/2014-2016
  • Chevrolet/Suburban/2015-2017
  • Chevrolet/Tahoe/2015-2017
  • Chevrolet/Trax/2014-2017
  • GMC/Sierra 1500/2014-2017
  • GMC/Sierra 2500/2015-2017
  • GMC/Sierra 3500/2015-2017
  • GMC/Yukon/2015-2017
  • GMC/Yukon XL/2015-2017

According to the NHTSA, in the affected vehicles, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag Sensing and Diagnostic Module (“SDM”) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash. 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 will notify owners, and GM dealers will reflash (i.e., install and test) new SDM software. Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge although GM has not yet provided a notification schedule to NHTSA.

Owners may contact the following contact numbers based on your vehicle:

  • Buick vehicle customer service can be reached at 1-800-521-7300
  • Cadillac vehicle customer service can be reached at 1-800-458-8006
  • Chevrolet vehicle customer service can be reached at 1-800-222-1020
  • GMC vehicle customer service can be reached at 1-800-462-8782

Please note: GM’s identification number for this recall is 16007.

Also note: Takata airbags have been the source of other recall notifications listed on this site. To see all notifications relating to this issue, please search for “Takata” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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Additional information about this recall:
NHTSA reference: NEF-150SM, 16V-651
GM Recall Number: 16007
Recalls Direct RIN: 7562-2016
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