General Motors has announced three safety recalls and one non-compliance recall, all of which were reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) yesterday, June 5, 2014.
The problem: The base radio may not work, preventing audible warnings if the key is in the ignition when the driver’s door is opened. Nor would there be an audible chime if a front seat belt is not buckled. If they had this condition, the trucks would be out of compliance with motor vehicle safety standards covering theft protection, rollaway protection, and occupant crash protection.
Number of vehicles affected: 57,512 units of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado LD, 2014 GMC Sierra LD, and 2015 Silverado HD, Tahoe and Suburban, and 2015 GMC Sierra HD and Yukon and Yukon XL models.
The fix: Dealers will reprogram the radio control module free of charge. GM is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to this condition.
The problem: The shorting bar inside the dual stage driver’s air bag may occasionally contact the air bag terminals. If contact occurs, the air bag warning light will illuminate. If the car and terminals are contacting each other in a crash, the air bag will not deploy.
Number of vehicles affected: 31,520 units of the 2012 Buick Verano and Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze, and Sonic models.
The fix: Dealers will replace the steering wheel air bag coil, which will eliminate contact any between the shorting bar and the air bag terminals. Repairs will be performed free of charge. GM is aware of one crash with an injury where the relevant diagnostic trouble code was found at the time the vehicle was repaired. The company is aware of other crashes where air bags did not deploy but it is not known if they were related to this condition. GM conducted two previous recalls for this condition involving 7,116 of these vehicles with no confirmed crashes in which this issue was involved.
The problem: Vehicles may have a condition in which the front passenger airbag end cap could separate from the airbag inflator. In a crash, this may prevent the passenger airbag from deploying properly. GM is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to this condition
Number of vehicles affected: 61 units of the 2013-2014 Chevrolet Spark and 2013 Buick Encore models manufactured in Changwon, Korea from Dec. 30, 2012 through May 8, 2013.
The fix: None indicated in the General Motors press release just yet.
The problem: An internal short-circuit in the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) could disable frontal air bags, safety belt pretensioners and the Automatic Occupancy Sensing module
Number of vehicles affected: 33 units of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvettes in the U.S.
The fix: GM dealers will replace the SDM on the affected vehicles. GM is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to the condition.
Contacts: Owners may contact one of the following numbers for more information: