General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015-2016 GMC Sierra 1500, 2500, 3500, and Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks. For this Silverado and Sierra recall, the roof-rail air bag (RRAB) inflator end cap may detach from the inflator, or the inflator sidewall may rupture.
A separated inflator end cap or inflator rupture can allow compressed gas to escape, resulting in the end cap or other components being propelled into the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury or crash.
Dealers will replace the left and right side RRAB modules, free of charge. Interim owner notification letters informing owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed August 16, 2021. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy is available. Owners may contact GMC customer service at 1-888-988-7267 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. This recall supersedes NHTSA recall number 20V-736. GM’s number for this recall is N202324251.
More recently, the Sierra and Silverado HD trucks in the 2017-2019 model year have been recalled due to due a fire risk with the engine block heater.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V504000
Manufacturer General Motors, LLC
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 410,019
Editor’s note: This information was copied directly from the NHTSA website. If you have questions or concerns about this General Motors recall, please contact GM directly.