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Nearly 1 Million GM SUVs Recalled for Exploding Airbags

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The culprit for GM’s latest major recall involves a serious defect affecting nearly 995,000 SUVs: exploding airbags. The issue is remarkably similar to the ongoing Takata airbag crisis.

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Affected vehicles include model-year 2014-17 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia SUVs. Due to a manufacturing defect, the driver’s side airbag inflator, manufactured by ARC Automotive, may rupture upon deployment and cause metal fragments to enter the cabin, which increases the risk of injury and death of vehicle occupants.

To resolve the issue, dealers will replace the driver’s airbag module for free. GM will begin notifying owners on June 26, but those with further questions can call Buick at 800-521-7300, Chevrolet at 800-222-1020 or GMC at 800-462-8782 (GM’s number for this recall is N232404980); the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236; or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

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Corinne Vercoe has been writing professionally for 10 years. She began producing and editing content for the automotive industry in 2018, joining as Copy Editor in 2021. She is a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association and inherited an interest in cars from her father, a lifelong Chevrolet Corvette enthusiast. Email Corinne Vercoe

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