GM has issued a product recall for certain units of the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 over an issue related to the vehicle’s airbags, which may not deploy in a crash.
The problem: affected vehicles are equipped with a sensing diagnostic module (SDM) that was left in manufacturing mode and not activated after leaving the assembly plant prior to shipment. An SDM in manufacturing mode will not deploy the vehicle airbags in a crash. Some units of the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 are equipped with an SDM in manufacturing mode.
The hazards: vehicles equipped with an SDM in manufacturing mode will not deploy the vehicle airbags in a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury.
The fix: dealers are instructed to return the vehicles to the GM assembly plant to activate the SDM.
Affected components: vehicle sensing diagnostic module.
Affected vehicles: 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500.
Number of affected vehicles: only five units of the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 were affected by this recall.
Owners should: affected units of the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 were not sold from dealer inventory, and thus, no owners will be notified. However, concerned customers can still contact Chevy customer service with any questions they may have.
- GM recall number: N222387870
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V873000
As a reminder, the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 is offered with four engine options total, including the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, and finally, the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax engine. Transmission options include the GM 8-speed automatic and GM 10-speed automatic.
Under the body panels, the Chevy Silverado 1500 rides on the GM T1 platform, while production takes place at the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana, the GM Silao plant in Mexico, and the GM Oshawa plant in Canada.