WASHINGTON – General Motors is recalling 90 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks because of possible improper airbag deployment, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“The mounting stud used to secure the airbag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) may be incorrectly positioned and, as a result, the SDM housing could fracture,” NHTSA said in its recall summary. “If the SDM housing fractures, water may get into the SDM, causing it to malfunction and hinder the proper deployment of the airbags in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury.”
A GM spokesman did not respond immediately to a query from Edmunds asking if there are any injuries, crashes or fatalities linked to the recall.
The affected trucks were built from October 13, 2015 to October 14, 2015. A stop-sale order was issued in October.
Chevrolet and GMC dealers will have the mounting stud repositioned and the SDM replaced. A date has not been set for the recall.
Owners can contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782.
Edmunds says: If you own one of these trucks, wait for your official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment. But if you have an immediate concern, contact your dealer now.