General Motors has announced a recall notice to fix a defect in the software that controls the vehicle’s air bags. The nationwide recall notice effects about 3.6 million vehicles in the USA including all 2014-2017 C7 Corvettes.
According to an AP report, GM said in rare cases the vehicle’s computers can go into test mode and the front air bags will not inflate in a crash. It’s also possible that seat belt pretensioners may not function as planned. GM says the defect is linked to at least one death.
In addition to all C7 Corvettes, the recall notice “16007 – Frontal Airbag and Pretensioner Non Deploy” also includes the following GM vehicles:
- 2014-2017 Buick Encore
- 2014-2016 Buick LaCrosse
- 2015-2017 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV
- 2014-2017 Chevrolet Caprice, Silverado, Trax
- 2014-2016 Chevrolet Spark EV, SS
- 2015-2017 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe
- 2014-2017 GMC Sierra
- 2015-2017 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL
GM will notify customers with a letter and will provide an update to the software for free.
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