GM said it has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of an “upcoming safety and noncompliance recall” to fix the airbag flaw via a software patch that will reprogram the airbag’s sensing and diagnostic module. GM said that the pickups’ driver-side airbag connections “were wired incorrectly during the manufacturing process,” which could disrupt their deployment.
“This condition will cause the driver-side airbags to not function as designed and may adversely affect the crash performance of the driver-side airbags,” GM’s notice said.
Deliveries can resume once the software patch is complete, which is expected to begin within the next few days. Since the launch, GM reported September sales of 36 2015 Chevrolet Colorados and 11 2015 GMC Canyons. Free loaner vehicles are available to customers who don’t want to drive their cars until the computer reprogramming is done.