WASHINGTON — General Motors is recalling about 3.64 million 2014-'17 vehicles in the U.S. because of an airbag software problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The affected vehicles are:
- 2014-'16 Buick LaCrosse
- 2014-'16 Chevrolet SS
- 2014-'16 Chevrolet Spark EV
- 2014-'17 Chevrolet Corvette
- 2014-'17 Chevrolet Trax
- 2014-'17 Chevrolet Caprice PPV
- 2014-'17 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
- 2014-'17 Buick Encore
- 2014-'17 GMC Sierra 1500
- 2015-'17 Chevrolet Tahoe
- 2015-'17 Chevrolet Suburban
- 2015-'17 Chevrolet Silverado HD
- 2015-'17 GMC Yukon
- 2015-'17 GMC Yukon XL
- 2015-'17 GMC Sierra HD
- 2015-'17 Cadillac Escalade
- 2015-'17 Cadillac Escalade ESV
"Certain driving conditions may cause the airbag sensing and diagnostic module software to activate a diagnostic test," the NHTSA said in its recall summary. "During this test, deployment of the frontal airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners would not occur in the event of a crash. A failure of the front airbags or seatbelt pre-tensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger."
GM spokesman Tom Wilkinson told Edmunds that GM is aware of one death and three injury accidents related to the defect.
GM dealers will reflash the affected software. Vehicles that have had a previous airbag deployment will have the airbag sensing and diagnostic module replaced.
A date has not been specified for the recall. Owners can contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782.
Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should schedule a service appointment with their dealer once they receive their official recall notice.