Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave Recalled Over Exploding Airbag Inflators11
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and General Motors have issued a product safety recall for certain examples of the 2015 model year Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse and GMC Acadia crossovers due to an airbag inflator explosion risk.
The problem: affected vehicles may feature an airbag inflator manufactured by ARC Automotive Inc. that can explode upon deployment due to a manufacturing defect. GM also recalled 550 examples of the 2013-2017 Chevy Traverse and 2008-2017 Buick Enclave over a faulty ARC Automotive Inc inflator last October. That recall was issued after NHTSA received a report of a fatal crash involving a 2015 model year Chevy Traverse in which the front driver’s side airbag inflator may have ruptured. NHTSA has been investigating certain ARC Inc. inflators since July of 2015, however, after it received two separate injury incident reports involving non-GM vehicles that used this inflator type.
The hazards: an airbag inflator explosion such as this may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other vehicle occupants. This can cause serious injury or death.
The fix: GM dealers will be instructed to replace the driver’s side airbag module in affected vehicles. This repair will be performed at no cost to the vehicle owner.
Affected components: driver’s side airbag inflator.
Number of affected vehicles: 2,687.
Next steps: owner notification letters regarding this recall are expected to be mailed out on May 30th, 2022. Owners of affected vehicles with further questions or concerns can also reach out to Buick, Chevy or GMC directly using the contact information included below. Those who may be unsure whether their vehicle is affected by this recall can visit my.gm.com/recalls and type in their VIN to view any recalls that may be active on it.
- GM recall number: N222366190
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V246000
- Chevy Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- Buick Customer Service: 1-877-248-2080
- GMC Customer Service: 1-877-248-2080
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There’s that GM quality! -Scotty Kilmer.
Scotty Kilmer is an idiot I wouldn’t trust him to work on a lawnmower let alone any car! It’s a good things car companies recall things nowadays it could be the Ford pinto with the exploding gas tanks which Ford would not fix or the Chevy Vega fires that GM would not fix back in 70’s.
Scotty Kilmer speaks truth to power. There’s a reason he has 5+ million subscribers.
Your mentally fragile self just can’t handle the truth. Like a stereotypical American.
Evan he a backyard mechanic working on outdated cars… AGAIN I SAY I would not let this guy (Scotty Kilmer) work on a lawnmower let alone my car… In fact he must have worked for consumer reports years ago as he bashes every brand of car except Toyota… JUNK!
Ummmm he works on plenty of 1-6 year old cars. Hardly outdated. Clearly you don’t watch his channel.
Your Ignorance is noted though and I find your jealousy of Scotty Kilmer to be even more amusing.
Enjoy the pain & suffering from taking your vehicle to a dishonest mechanic who screws you over hard.
Asshole Even if you hate Americans so much then why be on a GM Authority website!
GM has Killed more Americans than any other car company. But I’ve always wondered why GM never even tried to Kill Europeans they way they Killed Americans.
It’s important to keep GM’s legacy of Killing alive, it’s their only claim to fame.
Because Americans like you deserve the grief.
I still Love the Killer Ignitions…
Sure Ford burned up a bunch of Americans, but it was easy to figure out it was Ford’s fault. GM, on the other hand, decided to truly develop, engineer and manufacture a Killing device that would appear to be driver-fault. GM’s Killing Ignitions were a hit! For at least a solid 10 years GM Killed Americans, and were so thrilled with their Killing, that they paid Hundreds of Millions to continue Killing Americans; GM paid their lawyers to stomp the families into the ground. Why? Because that what Republicans do.
Self-destructing Engines, Disintegrating Wheels, Peeling Paint, Wipers that fail, Ignitions that Kill…
Why do they even call them cars?