General Motors is recalling approximately 1.18 million Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Traverse, and Saturn Outlook crossovers over an issue that could potentially prevent airbags from deploying. The recall is part of GM’s just-completed comprehensive safety review resulting in three new recalls affecting 3.54 million vehicles.
The problem: the Lambda-based vehicles are equipped with a Service Air Bag warning light in the driver information center. Ignoring the active Service Air Bag warning light will eventually result in the non-deployment of the side impact restraints, which include driver and passenger seat-mounted side air bags, front center air bag (if equipped), and the seat belt pretensioners.
Affected vehicles: Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia from the 2008-2013 model years, Chevrolet Traverse from the 2009-2013 model years, and Saturn Outlook from the 2008-2010 model years.
Number of vehicles potentially affected: approximately 1.18 million.
The fix: dealers will remove the driver and passenger side air bag wiring harness connectors and splice and solder the wires together.