General Motors is recalling 2,400 units of its newly-released 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickup trucks to address an issue with the driver’s side airbag wiring. This recall will remedy the same problem previously announced at the beginning of October and prompted GM to administer a stop-sale on certain Colorados and Canyons.
The problem: the connections for the driver’s-side airbag in the pickups was wired incorrectly, which reversed the deployment sequence of the two-stage airbag system. Left unrepaired, the airbag may not function properly and could increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Vehicles affected: certain units of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon models.
Number of vehicles affected: 2,432 trucks, 2,283 of which are in the United States and 149 are in Canada. When the stop sale was first announced in October, the exact number of vehicles affected was unknown.
The fix: dealers will reprogram the inflatable restraint and sensing diagnostic module free of charge to the customer. GM said more than 70 percent of the vehicles have been repaired since the stop sale was announced, and no injuries have been reported as a result of the issue.
Contacts: owners may search for GM recalls using this site. They may also contact GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.