General Motors recalls millions

12 September 2016
General Motors recalls millions

General Motors are recalling four million vehicles across the globe, after it was reported that a software was linked to a death.

Again, this related to airbags, and GM have said that this recall is necessary to correct the software issue in a number of their models. What's happening, is that in rare cases, a vehicle's software can go into test mode, which means that the front airbags won't inflate in a crash.

There's also a chance that the seatbelts won't work too.

General Motors have said that affected customers will be notified, and will be given a software update for free.

At present, it isn't clear whether any cars in the UK are affected by this - of course, GM own Vauxhall.

The company have said that no Vauxhall cars are affected by this fault, but there's time yet.

The recalled vehicles are:

  • 2014-2016 Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet SS and Spark EV
  • 2014-2017 Buick Encore, GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Corvette, Trax, Caprice and Silverado
  • 2015-2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and Silverado HD, GMC Yukon, Yukon XL, Sierra HD, Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV

If you have one of these vehicles, GM will be getting in touch with you. If you need any information on all this, then click here to see the General Motors recall page.

TOPICS:   Recalls   Motoring

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