GM recalls 4 million cars for defective airbags

DETROIT, Mich. (AP) – If you drive a General Motors vehicle, be aware. The company has issued a recall for more than four million vehicles across the nation because of defective airbags.
The vehicles involved in the recall are all from the 2014-2017 model years and include select Buick, Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac models.
The company said Friday that in rare cases, the car’s sensing and diagnostic module — a tiny computer that senses what the vehicle is doing and controls air bag deployment — can go into test mode. If that happens, the front air bags won’t inflate in a crash and the seat belt pretensioners may not tighten up around occupants to help prevent injuries.
GM says the defect is linked to at least one death and three injuries.

— 2014-2016 Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet SS, Chevrolet Spark EV

— 2014-2017 Buick Encore, GMC Sierra 1500, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Trax, Chevrolet Caprice police car and Chevrolet Silverado 1500

— 2015-2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, Chervrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, GMC Sierra HD, Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade ESV.

*The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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