GM Recalls One Million Vehicles for Airbag Issue

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May 19, 2023
Edward Smith

GM Recalls One Million Vehicles in Larger Airbag Recall

General Motors (GM) has announced a recall that impacts almost one million vehicles. The reason behind this recall is a defect found in the airbag system, which can put the safety and lives of vehicle occupants at risk. By initiating this recall, GM is taking a proactive approach to address and fix the issue, showing its commitment to prioritizing the well-being and security of its valued customers.

The Recalled Vehicles

This recall focuses on the defective airbags in specific models of GM Acadia, Chevy Traverse, and Buick Enclave vehicles made between 2014 and 2017. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there is a risk of the driver’s airbag inflator exploding when it inflates. This defect is hazardous, as the explosion can send sharp pieces of metal throughout the vehicle. This poses a high risk of causing severe injuries or even deadly outcomes for occupants. It is crucial to quickly address this issue to ensure the safety of everyone in these vehicles.

Report of an Accident Related to the Recalled Airbag

GM recently filed a report regarding an incident involving a 2017 Chevrolet Traverse. In March 2023, the vehicle was in an accident, and the front-driver airbag inflator burst when it was supposed to inflate. The vehicle was inspected thoroughly, confirming the front-driver airbag inflator had ruptured.

The incident pushed GM to take immediate action and pay close attention. By conducting a thorough investigation and confirming the rupture of the front-driver airbag inflator, GM can gather important information and better understand what caused the issue.

Owners Are Advised to Take Quick Action

If you own one of these affected vehicles, it’s highly recommended that you contact your local GM dealership immediately. They can thoroughly inspect your vehicle’s airbag system and make any necessary repairs or replacements as quickly as possible.

GM informed their dealers about the recall on May 10, 2023, and they will begin notifying vehicle owners by late June. As part of the recall, authorized GM dealerships will be responsible for replacing the driver’s airbag unit for free.

You can check the NHTSA recalls site to find more detailed information and confirm if your specific vehicle is affected. This online resource will help you understand if your vehicle is part of the recall and guide you on the necessary steps. GM aims to provide accessible information and timely assistance to ensure that owners are well-informed and can promptly take necessary actions.

Part of a Larger Recall

As part of a broader request from the NHTSA, General Motors has initiated a recall due to concerns over 67 million airbag inflators manufactured by ARC Automotive Inc. These inflators have been identified as having a risk of exploding. Recently released documents from the NHTSA indicate that ARC has denied the request for a recall. It’s important to note that the impact of these ARC airbag inflators extends beyond the recalled GM vehicles and also affects vehicles produced by BMW, Stellantis, and Hyundai Motor Group.

Watch the YouTube video below from ABC News to learn more about GM’s recall of nearly a million vehicles with faulty airbags.

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a California Personal Injury Attorney. If you have been involved in an accident and suffered serious injuries due to a defective airbag, we understand the difficulties and challenges you may be facing. In such situations, seeking proper legal guidance and support is essential to protect your rights and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our team of experienced lawyers is ready to provide you with free and friendly advice. By contacting our firm at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400, you can receive the support you need to navigate the legal process ahead.

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