GM Recalls Nearly 1.2 Million SUVs with Potential Airbag Defect

GM Recalls Nearly 1.2 Million SUVs with Potential Airbag Defect
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March 17, 2014

General Motors (GM) is recalling nearly 1.2 million model year 2008-2013 Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia, and 2009-2013 Chevrolet Traverse and 2008-2010 Saturn Outlook vehicles.

In the recalled vehicles, increased resistance in the driver and passenger seat mounted side impact air bag (SIAB) wiring harnesses may result in the SIAB and seatbelt pretensioners not deploying in the event of a crash.

Failure of the vehicle's side impact airbags and seatbelt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash significantly increases the risk of injury to the driver and the front seat passenger.

GM will notify the owners of all affected Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Traverse and Saturn Outlook vehicles, and dealers will replace the affected harness connections with soldered connections. This service will be offered to vehicle owners free of charge.

To find out more about this recall, call toll-free 800-521-7300 for Buick, 866-694-6546 for Chevrolet, 800-553-6000 for Saturn, and 866-996-9463 for GMC. GM's reference number for this recall campaign is 14030.