Approximately 800 model-year 2020 Buick Enclave SUVs; Cadillac XT5 and XT6 SUVs; Chevrolet Blazer and Traverse SUVs, and Silverado 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks; GMC Acadia SUVs, and Sierra 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks are being recalled due to faulty airbags. During manufacturing, the airbag inflator’s roof-rail component may not have been properly crimped to the airbag, which could cause the airbag inflator to separate from the airbag during deployment. As a result, the airbag may not inflate, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
GM, who manufactures Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC trucks and SUVs will begin notifying owners on Sept. 14. Owners can call the automaker at 866-522-9559 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the 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.