GM recalls four million vehicles 0
Four million vehicles worldwide are being recalled by General Motors, in an attempt to cure a software defect that has been linked with a fatality.
GM said that the recall was to fix an airbag software fault on certain models.
The defect is said to be rare, but sources state that on occasion the affected cars’ computers can switch to test mode, and not deploy the airbags in the case of “rare circumstances when a crash is preceded by a specific event impacting vehicle dynamics.”
Seatbelts may also not function correctly.
The carmaker, who is based in Detroit, revealed that the issue has been responsible for one death and three injuries. It also said that the affected customers would be contacted by the company who would then update the software for free.
At present, it is unknown whether any GM vehicles are affected in the UK – GM owns Vauxhall. But the company has gone on record to say that no Vauxhall cars were involved with the issue.
The models that are being recalled are:
2014-2016 Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet SS and Spark EV
2014-2017 Buick Encore, GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Corvette, Trax, Caprice and Silverado
2015-2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, Surburban and Silverado HD, GMC Yukon XL, Sierra HD, Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV
General Motors Co stated that the recall of newer trucks, cars and SUVs from the 2014-2017 model years would not have a material impact on its financial results.