Recall 14V451000

Roof Rail Air Bags May Be Damaged During Deployment

Recall Details

The roof rail air bags may be punctured or torn by the roof carrier hardware during deployment due to being installed without proper reinforcements where they mount. Dealers will replace the roof carrier attaching hardware free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The roof rail air bags may not be installed with proper reinforcements where they mount to the roof, which could result in damage to the air bags on deployment. If this happens, the restraint performance of the air bags would be reduced, increasing risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Chevrolet or General Motors truck must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors began notifying known owners of affected vehicles in September, 2014. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 14359.

Body, Interior & Misc., July 23, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 23, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, Suburban LTZ, Tahoe, Tahoe LTZ, GMC Yukon, and Yukon XL Denali vehicles manufactured on May 13, 2014. The affected vehicles were assembled with a roof rail air bags (RRAB) that were not reinforced at the points were the bags contact the hardware used to attach the roof carrier.
During deployment, the RRAB may be punctured or torn by the roof carrier hardware, reducing its performance and increasing the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the roof carrier attaching hardware, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early September 2014. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet) or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14359.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to
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