The auto manufacturer, General Motors (GM), has issued a recall on 88,000 2018 Terrain SUVs due to defective airbags in the vehicles. The affected SUVS were built from March 14, 2017- May 22, 2018.
According to GM, faulty software can prevent the airbags from deploying in the event of an accident. When the vehicle is shut off, the airbag sensor may not power down properly which may make the sensor not operate properly when the vehicle is turned on again. This could cause the airbags to not deploy in the event of an accident.
GM says that affected vehicles “airbag warning lamp” will be lit on the dashboard. The driver information center will also display a “service restraint system” message.
At this time, there have been no accidents or injuries due to the airbag failure.
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GM will fix the problem by updating the SUV’s software. According to the NHTSA, GM has not began contacting consumers at this time. Consumers may visit the NHTSA’s website here and enter their VIN number to see if there are any open recalls on their vehicle.
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Source: Consumerreports.org, “2018 GMC Terrain SUVs Recalled Because Airbags Might Not Deploy”