GM recalls specific Chevy and GMC Sierra models as the side airbags could possibly explode with no warning, potentially expelling debris in the vehicle’s cabin.
This GM recalls includes specific 2015 and 2016 Chevy and GMC Sierra 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks. According to Consumer Reports, the airbag’s inflator, a metal cartridge loaded with propellant wafers, can potentially rupture.
In June, it was reported three, unoccupied 2015 Chevy Silverados had inflators rupture – two of which were in Texas and one in Florida.
According to reports, roughly 9,000 of the same pickups were recalled in 2020 due to these same issues.
The airbag modules will be replaced by dealers, however GM said there are limited replacement parts at this time. The company said starting Aug. 16, vehicle owners will be notified and a second letter will be sent out once parts are made available.