General Motors is recalling certain 2016 model year Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickup trucks over an issue with the air bag Sensing and Diagnostic module (SDM).
The problem: in affected vehicles, a mounting stud used to secure the air bag Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) may be incorrectly positioned, and as a result, the SDM housing could fracture.
The hazard: if the SDM housing fractures, water may get into SDM causing it to malfunction and hinder the proper deployment of the air bags in the event of a crash, thereby increasing the risk of occupant injury.
- 2016 Chevrolet Silverado manufactured October 13, 2015 to October 14, 2015
- 2016 GMC Sierra manufactured October 13, 2015 to October 14, 2015
Number of vehicles affected: 90 (United States figure).
The fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will have the mounting stud repositioned and the SDM replaced, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this GM recall should visit recalls.gm.com. There, owners will be able to enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs. If the vehicle is part of the recall, customers should take it to a General Motors dealer.
Owners can also contact Chevrolet or GMC customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GMC Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782
- GM Recall Number: 15794
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 15V830000