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Recall 15V830000

Air Bags May Not Deploy In An Accident

Recall Details

The air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) housing may fracture, allowing water to enter it. This can cause a malfunction of the module, and as a result, the vehicle's air bags may not properly deploy in an accident. Dealers will adjust the position of the mounting stud for the module and replace the SDM free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The air bags may not properly deploy in an accident due to water possibly getting into a control module for the restraint system. This could result in increased risk of occupant injury in a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your General Motors truck must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify owners of affected vehicles (a time table for this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do 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 15794.

Body, Interior & Misc., December 10, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 10, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
90
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V830000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pick up trucks manufactured October 13, 2015, to October 14, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the mounting stud used to secure the air bag sensing and diagnostic Module (SDM) may be incorrectly positioned, and as a result, the SDM housing could fracture.
Consequence
If the SDM housing fractures, water may get into SDM causing it to malfunction and hinder the proper deployment of the air bags in the event of a crash, thereby increasing the risk of occupant injury.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will have the mounting stud repositioned and the SDM replaced, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 15794.
Notify
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 www.safercar.gov.
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