General Motors has recalled several different 2020 model year vehicles in the United States over faulty airbags.
The defect: in affected vehicles, the “diffuser component of the Roof-Rail Air Bag (RRAB) inflator may not have been properly crimped to the inflator and could separate from the inflator during air bag deployment,” according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration filing. The RRAB is otherwise known as a side curtain airbag.
The hazards: NHTSA says that if the diffuser component separates from the inflator during airbag deployment, the performance of the RRAB may be degraded, increasing the risk of injury in the event a crash.
- 2020 Buick Enclave
- 2020 Cadillac XT5
- 2020 Cadillac XT6
- 2020 Chevrolet Blazer
- 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
- 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
- 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
- 2020 Chevrolet Traverse
- 2020 GMC Acadia
- 2020 GMC Sierra 1500
- 2020 GMC Sierra 2500
- 2020 GMC Sierra 3500
Affected parts: Roof-Rail Air Bag (RRAB) diffuser, airbag inflator.
Number of affected vehicles: 769
The fix: GM says it will notify owners, and dealers will replace the suspect RRAB modules at no cost to the owner.
Owners should: vehicle owners affected by this recall should wait for GM to contact them, at which point they will be instructed to make an appointment with their dealer’s service center. The recall is expected to begin September 14, 2020.
They can also contact GM customer service with questions by using the information below.
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V446000
- GM recall number: N202305380
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GMC Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782
- Cadillac Customer Service: 1-800-333-4223
- Buick Customer Service: 1-800-521-7300
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153