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GM Air Bag Sensing Module Recall

Recall Date: 8/19/02

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General Motors has announced a recall of approximately 570,000 model year 2000 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. Also included are Tahoe/Suburban and Yukon sport utility vehicles.

Reason for Recall
The air bag sensing and diagnostic modules installed in these vehicles could interfere with the timing and sequence of air bag deployment signals, which could result in the non-deployment of driver and passenger side air bags during some frontal collisions.

Full-size pickups and SUV's built between February 1999 and February 2000 are affected. Owners will be asked to take vehicles to their Chevy and GMC dealers, where sensing and diagnostic modules will be recalibrated at no cost.

Also Recalled
GM also announced a recall of 150,000 model year 2002 and 2003 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac vehicles built between May and July of 2002. The driver's side air bag inflator modules in these vehicles could come apart at the weld during deployment, sending pieces of the inflators into the passenger compartment and preventing full inflation of the air bag.

Affected cars

  • Buick LeSabre
  • Cadillac DeVille
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Chevrolet Monte Carlo
  • Oldsmobile Aurora
  • Pontiac Bonneville

Minivans

  • Chevrolet Venture
  • Pontiac Montana
  • Oldsmobile Silhouette
  • Sport Utility Vehicles
  • Buick Rendezvous
  • Chevrolet TrailBlazer
  • GMC Envoy
  • Oldsmobile Bravada

Your local dealership will inspect the module in your vehicle and replace it if necessary.

GM states there have been no reports of incidents with air bags. The potential problems were discovered during testing.

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