General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall for two (2) examples of the 2022 GMC Acadia over an issue related to the sensing diagnostic module.
The problem: in the two affected vehicles, the sensing diagnostic module may have been left in “manufacturing mode” and not activated at the assembly plant prior to shipment to the dealership. A sensing diagnostic module is used to detect when it is appropriate for the vehicle to deploy the airbags. It’s not clear why the sensing diagnostic module was not activated at the assembly plant.
The hazards: vehicles without a properly functioning sensing diagnostic module will not deploy the airbags in the event of a crash. As a result, vehicles with the condition mentioned above do not comply with the requirements of certain Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards relating to occupant crash protection.
The fix: both of the identified vehicles with this condition will be returned to the assembly plant to have the sensing diagnostic module activated. The GMC Acadia is produced exclusively at the GM Spring Hill Assembly plant in Tennessee.
Affected components: sensing diagnostic module (SDM), airbags.
- 2022 GMC Acadia
Number of affected vehicles: two
Owners should: Both vehicles involved in this recall campaign are still in dealer inventory and therefore no owner notification letters will be mailed out. Regardless, dealers or GM customers with questions or concerns relating to this recall can reach out to GMC or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration directly using the contact information included below.
- GM recall number: N212344261
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V702000
- NHTSA Safety Hotline Contact: 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)
- GMC Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782