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Lights Out: GM recalls more than 300,000 vehicles for faulty airbag warning lights

Detroit, Michigan — General Motors has just recalled over 301,000 vehicles because of faulty airbag warning lights.

According to GM, the airbag warning lights in 10 of their new models do not always turn off and fail to warn drivers if the airbags fail. The warning light stays on because the communications getaway module doesn’t correctly process a loss of communication with the sensing diagnostic module. 

The vehicles that have been impacted by the defect are:

  • 2021 Buick Envision
  • 2021 Cadillac CT4
  • 2021 Cadillac CT5
  • 2021 Cadillac Escalade
  • 2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • 2021 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 2021 Chevrolet Suburban
  • 2021 GMC Yukon
  • 2021 GMC Yukon XL

GM started the investigation into the failing airbag warning lights back in May, as there were 19 warranty claims that were potentially related. This resulted in the recall, although there are no reports of any injuries or crashes due to the defective warning lights. Out of the 301,000 vehicles recalled, 16,071 are in Canada and the rest are in the United States. 

The notices for the recall will be mailed out on July 19, with a list of dealerships that will update and fix the airbag light issue. Drivers can also schedule to get the problem fixed at GM dealers.

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