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1.18 Million SUVs Recalled by GM

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Tina Robinson4 years ago

GM recently announced a recall of 1.18 million full-size crossover SUVs due to a fault in the vehicles’ wiring.

The automaker claims that this recall is not related to last month’s recall of 1.65 million vehicles discovered to have defective ignition switches.

About the SUV Recall

According to a report by USA Today, GM has recalled approximately 1.18 million full-size crossover SUVs due to faulty wiring which could cause a failure in seat-mounted side air bags in the event of an accident

Such failures can pose a significant risk to vehicle occupants as air bags are essential in reducing the threat of head trauma, bodily injury and death during a collsion.

The issue was uncovered as part of an internal safety review initiated by GM CEO Mary Barra after last month’s recall for 1.6 million vehicles equipped with defective ignition switches.

The previous recall resulted in General Motors being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S. Department of Justice and the House Energy and Commerce Committee after the defect was linked to 13 deaths.

Description of the Recalled SUVs

The recall affects the following GM models:

  • 2009-2013 Chevrolet Traverse
  • 2008-2013 Buick Enclave
  • 2008-2013 GMC Acadia
  • 2008-2010 Saturn Outlook

Owners will be notified via a light on the dashboard that reads “Service Air Bag” should a problem be detected.

Customers who receive this warning should bring their vehicle to a dealership as soon as possible – failure to do so could result in the non-deployment of air bags in the event of a side impact collision.

To correct the issue, dealers will remove the connector and solder and splice wires in the air bag harness. 


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