General Motors Recalling 4 Million Vehicles Worldwide Over Air Bag Defect Linked to Death - NBC New York

Important News on Consumer Products That Can Keep You Safe

General Motors Recalling 4 Million Vehicles Worldwide Over Air Bag Defect Linked to Death

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Meeting Veterans’ Special Needs in Hospice
    File – Getty Images

    What to Know

    • In rare cases, the car's computers can go into test mode and the front air bags won't inflate in a crash

    • The seat belts also may not function

    • At least one person died because of the defect, the company said

    General Motors Co. is recalling about 4 million vehicles worldwide to fix an air bag software defect that has been linked to one death. 

    The company said Friday that in rare cases, the car's computers can go into test mode and the front air bags won't inflate in a crash. The seat belts also may not function. 

    GM says the defect is linked to at least one death. 

    GM will notify customers and update the software for free. 

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

    Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android