GM has issued a recall for certain examples of the 2011 GMC Yukon and 2012 GMC Yukon in regard to a defective airbag module. Affected models include both the standard-length GMC Yukon and the extended-length GMC Yukon XL. Affected models may be equipped with defective components that could pose a safety risk.
The problem: affected units of the GMC Yukon and GMC Yukon XL may be equipped with a front driver airbag module and airbag inflator that was built with a supplier-manufacturing defect. This defect could result in the inflator rupturing when the airbag is deployed. As a result, the ruptured inflator may pass metal fragments into the cabin.
The hazards: a ruptured inflator can pose a serious safety risk to passengers, as metal fragments that pass into the cabin could result in injury or death.
The fix: in order to fix this issue, dealers are instructed to inspect the front-driver airbag module and replace it if necessary.
Affected components: front-driver airbag modules produced for use as a service replacement.
- 2011 GMC Yukon
- 2012 GMC Yukon
- 2011 GMC Yukon XL
- 2012 GMC Yukon XL
Number of affected vehicles: it’s unknown at this time how many units of the GMC Yukon and GMC Yukon XL are affected by this recall.
Owners should: GM will notify customers affected by this recall and provide instructions on next steps. Some of the defective part purchasers include body shops, independent repair shops, and other third-party automotive repair or distribution businesses, all of which will also be notified. Unsold vehicles affected by this recall will be placed on a stop-sale order until repairs are performed. Concerned GMC customers can visit my.gm.com/recalls and use their VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) to view any open recalls or other actions currently active for their vehicle. Customers can also reach out to GM or the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) using the contact information provided below.
- GM recall number: N222364860
- GMC U.S. Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153