Five-hundred pickup trucks and SUVs are being recalled to fix a potential problem with an airbag sensor.
The problem: According to Automotive News, 2014 and 2015 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra, Chevy Suburban and Tahoe, and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL models may have “a potentially faulty supplier part in the sensing and diagnostic module that controls the vehicle air bags.”
Number of vehicles affected: 500, but it is not known how many vehicles are in customers’ hands or dealers’ lots. Already General Motors has halted the shipment of 3,500 vehicles to dealers while it investigates.
The fix: Unknown, but vehicles in dealer inventory will be repaired before they are delivered to customers.
The problem, Part II: General Motors sent a bulletin to Cadillac dealers yesterday indicating that parts recently sent to fix an airbag defect for 2015 Escalades may have been defective themselves.
Number of vehicles affected: The improper fix was the result of last week’s recall of 1,402 Escalades due to a problem where the passenger airbag may not deploy completely in an accident. GM also has warned customers to not let anyone ride in the passenger seat before the vehicle has been serviced.
The fix: General Motors has instructed dealers to cross-check serial numbers on parts they have already received against a list of “suspect” numbers. Part of the instrument panel must be removed to check the part’s serial number to determine if it is the suspect item.
Contacts: Owners may contact one of the following numbers for more information: