GM is recalling approximately 410,000 model-year 2015-16 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500. 2500, and 3500 trucks due to an issue with the roof rail airbag. The roof rail airbag inflator end cap may detach from the inflator or the inflator sidewall may rupture, allowing compressed gas to escape and the end cap or other components to propel into the cabin, increasing the risk of injury or a crash.
GM will begin sending owners interim safety risk notification letters on Aug. 16 and will send a second notice when a remedy is available. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 800-462-8782, or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To resolve the issue, dealers will replace the left and right-side roof rail airbag modules.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.