GM Recalls 4M Vehicles For Air Bag Defect Linked To 1 Death

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – General Motors is recalling about 4 million vehicles worldwide to fix an air bag software defect that has been linked to one death.

The company said Friday that in rare cases, the car’s computers can go into test mode and the front air bags won’t inflate in a crash. The seat belts also may not function.

GM says the defect is linked to at least one death.

The recall includes:
• 2014-2016 model year Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet SS and Spark EV
• 2014-2017 model year Chevrolet Corvette, Trax, Caprice PPV and Silverado 1500; Buick Encore; and GMC Sierra 1500
• 2015-2017 model year Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and Silverado HD; GMC Yukon,

Customers also can look up their vehicle identification number (VIN) at either NHTSA (at this link) or GM websites (at this link) to see if their vehicle is part of the recall.

GM will notify customers and update the software for free.

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