GM recalling pickups over air bag concerns

Updated Jan 9, 2016

General Motors says it will recall certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups over concerns the mounting stud used to secure the air bag sensing and diagnostic Module (SDM) may be incorrectly positioned, and as a result, the SDM housing could fracture.

Affected trucks were manufactured Oct. 13-14.

GM says if the SDM housing fractures, water may get into SDM causing it to malfunction and hinder the proper deployment of the air bags in the event of a crash, thereby increasing the risk of occupant injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will have the mounting stud repositioned and the SDM replaced, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.