General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall for certain 2015 and 2016 model-year Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks over an issue with the roof rail airbag inflator endcaps.
The problem: the roof rail airbag (RRAB) inflator end cap in affected trucks may suddenly detach from the assembly. A roof rail airbag, also referred to as a side curtain airbag, is mounted in the roof liner and ejects downward in front of the side windows in the event of a crash.
The hazards: if the end cap separates from the airbag inflator, the compressed gas will escape and the end cap can be propelled into the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury or a crash.
The fix: GM says it will notify owners of affected vehicles and dealers will replace the roof rail airbag modules on the left and/or right side. These repairs will be performed at no cost to the vehicle owner.
- 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
- 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
- 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
- 2015-2016 GMC Sierra 1500
- 2015-2016 GMC Sierra 2500
- 2015-2016 GMC Sierra 3500
Number of affected vehicles: a total of 9,279 vehicles in the United States are affected by this problem.
Owners should: GM will notify owners of affected vehicles and instruct them to make an appointment with their dealer. If owners are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall, they can visit my.gm.com/
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V736000
- GM recall number: N202309680
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GMC Customer Service
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153