General Motors will recall 285,622 vehicles due to a software glitch connected to the airbags warning light.
According to the U.S. government’s highway safety agency, the GM recall covers four — Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC — of its 2021 vehicle makes. Only these brands have the malfunctioning warning light.
Indeed, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports the vehicles affected by the problematic warning light are: Buick Envision, Cadillac CT4 and CT5, Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Corvette, Suburban and Tahoe, and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL.
Specifically, the NHTSA reports the software error causes the air bag light to illuminate inconsistently. Should this happen, a driver may not actually be notified when there is a valid problem. GM will send out a letter to owners of the vehicles included in the recall.
GM plans to fix the problem with an update the vehicles’ software at no charge to owners. Owners of the affected vehicles may have an “over-the-air” software update at home, according to Consumer Reports. Otherwise, they may take the vehicle to the dealership to have them update the software. The former option can be achieved by downloading the instructions directly to the vehicle. The update will take roughly 15 minutes to complete.
The Detroit auto manufacturer reported the issue to regulators in early June 2021. So far, there are no reports of collisions related to the issue.
Meanwhile, the NHTSA advises motorists to frequently check to see if their vehicle has an open recall at https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls.
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