Tuesday, 24 November 2020 22:46

GM Airbag Recall to Cover 7 Million Vehicles

Written by David A. Wood, CarComplaints.com


A GM airbag recall of about 7 million vehicles worldwide will eventually be announced, with 5.9 million of the following models on the U.S. list.

  • 2007–2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500/Silverado 2500/Silverado 3500
  • 2007–2014 GMC Sierra 1500/Sierra 2500/Sierra 3500
  • 2007–2014 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • 2007–2014 Chevrolet Suburban
  • 2007–2014 Chevrolet Avalanche
  • 2007–2014 GMC Yukon
  • 2007–2014 GMC Yukon XL
  • 2007–2014 Cadillac Escalade
  • 2007–2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • 2007–2014 Cadillac Escalade EXT


The GM airbag recall in the U.S. will soon be announced after the automaker filed four petitions with the government in an effort to convince safety regulators that a recall of millions of vehicles isn't necessary.


GM claims the Takata airbag inflators are safe and likely won't explode, a claim the automaker made in 2016 when it announced a "preliminary recall" of 1.9 million vehicles.


GM filed its first petition with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by arguing the alleged airbag defects were "inconsequential" to safety. NHTSA continued to delay its decision by allowing GM repeated attempts to prove its case.


The automaker filed four petitions with the government since 2016 by claiming...

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