GM is recalling additional units of the 2014 Buick Verano for an issue regarding defective roof rail airbag inflators. Affected Buick Verano units may be equipped with airbags that could rupture, which could send sharp metal fragments into or out of the vehicle. GM previously issued a recall for this defect in October, but the recall has since been expanded to include additional units.
The problem: some units of the 2014 Buick Verano may be equipped with defective roof rail airbag inflators, which could rupture at a defective weld joint. Some reports indicate that the rupture could occur at random, and will not necessarily only occur in a crash.
The hazards: if an airbag inflator does rupture, it could send metal fragments into or out of the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury or death.
The fix: dealers are instructed to replace the left and / or right-side roof rail airbags as needed, free of charge. Dealers are also instructed to stop delivery of any 2014 Verano units.
Affected components: roof rail airbag inflator.
Affected vehicles: this recall affects certain units of the 2014 Buick Verano.
Number of affected vehicles: it’s estimated that this recall affects a total of 20,712 vehicles in the United States, including 2,861 units of the 2014 Buick Verano and 17,831 units of the 2014 Chevy Cruze. This recall is an expansion to GM recall N232408490, which previously affected an estimated 1,114 units of the Verano.
Owners should: GM will notify owners of this expanded recall and advise that they make an appointment with their local dealer. Once the right parts are sourced, the dealer will then repair affected units of the Buick Verano free of charge. Owners who are unsure if their vehicle is affected by this recall can also visit my.gm.com/recalls, where they can type in their VIN to view any open recalls or other action that may be active on their vehicle. Additionally, owners can reach out to Buick or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) using the contact information provided below.
- GM recall number N232425640
- Buick Customer Service: 1-800-521-7300
- NHTSA: 1-888-327-4236