GM recalling 2015-2017 Sierra and Silverado over air bag, seat belt concerns

GM is recalling various vehicles including 2015-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 3500 HD and 2015-2017 GMC Sierra 2500 HD, 3500 HD over concerns of possible air bag deployment failure.

GM reports that certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module software to activate a diagnostic test during which the front air bags and seat belt pretensioners will become disabled and non-functional 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.

The recall also applies to 2015-2017 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban; GMC Yukon and GMC Yukon XL; Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade ESV; 2014-2017 Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500, Trax, Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle, GMC Sierra 1500 and Buick Encore; 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse, Chevrolet Spark EV and SS vehicles.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the SDM software. Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge.

GM has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is 16007.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to NHTSA’s campaign identification number for this recall is 16V651.