According to Reuters, last week General Motors finalized the number of newer-model large pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles it is recalling because the air bags may not deploy.
The news source reported that it was recalling 344 of the trucks in North America, most of them in the United States. The affected trucks include 2014 and 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, and 2015 Chevy Suburban and Tahoe, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade SUVs.
The issue is reportedly a possible faulty part in the air bag sensing and diagnostic module. Dealers are supposed to keep the vehicles on lots and not sell them until repairs are made.
GM is already in hot water, as it is dealing with the recall of 2.6 million cars with defective ignition switches that have been linked to at least 13 deaths. That recall includes Chevy Cobalts and Saturn Ions, as defective switches can cause engines to shut off while driving, leading to a sudden loss of power steering, power brakes and the failure of air bags to deploy in a crash.
Recently, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration fined GM a record $35 million for its delay in handling the faulty ignition switch recall. The U.S. Department of Justice, Congress and the Securities and Exchange Commission all have their own investigations into the recall.
What Should I Do If I My Loved One Is Injured or Killed in a Recalled Vehicle?
In addition to death, car accidents resulting from defective parts can result in catastrophic injuries like spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or broken bones.
Keep in mind, if you have been hurt in a crash involving a recalled vehicle or have had a loved one die because of manufacturer negligence, our Nashville vehicle accident lawyer has decades of experience assisting victims. Contact us today.
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