General Motors (GM) has recalled more than 400 vehicles including 2015 model Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Camaro cars over the deadly defects in Takata Corp.’s air bag inflators that have already caused the recall of some 34 million vehicles this year. General Motors Co. disclosed to NHTSA that it is recalling a total of 414 cars and SUVs – 395 in the U.S. – because of potential issues in the front seat-side air bag inflators. GM said in a statement that it is “unaware of any incidents involving vehicles with these components” and that it believes that a small percentage of the recalled vehicles may contain the defect. It said also that the components behind this recall are part of a batch in which one of the inflators didn’t pass a test by GM’s supplier.
The GM vehicles being recalled include 2015 model Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac XTS, GMC Terrain and Chevrolet Camaro, Equinox and Malibu vehicles. The automaker said it is contacting customers affected by the recall through overnight letters and that dealers will fix the defect for free. GM said in its statement:
The rupture could cause metal fragments to strike the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death. Dealers will replace the side air bag module or modules in affected vehicles. Including Canada, Mexico and exports, the total population of the recall is 414. GM estimates 1 percent of the recalled vehicles may have the defect.
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