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GMC Recall History

Some GMC trucks and SUVs are included in a large 2016 recall for an issue that can prevent airbags from deploying, while some Sierra heavy-duty pickups are part of the massive Takata airbag inflator recall.

In 2016, General Motors Co. recalled 3.64 million vehicles for faulty airbag software. The defect was tied to at least one death and three injuries. Some vehicles in that recall were GMCs including 2015-17 Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD pickups, Yukon SUVs and Yukon XL SUVs and 2014-17 Sierra 1500 pickups. The fix for most vehicles is a software reflash. GM said the recall completion rate as of June 2018 for all vehicles in that recall is 89.9 percent.

Some GMC vehicles also have been called back this year. In May 2018, GM recalled more than 88,000 2018 Terrain compact SUVs because airbag software may be inoperative and airbags may not detect a crash and deploy. Dealers have the software fix but completion rates for that recall were not yet available.

The midsize Acadia SUV (2008-13 model years) also is part of a 2014 recall of 1.1 million vehicles for problems with side airbag wiring harnesses that could lead airbags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying in a crash. The fix is parts replacement and GM said the total recall completion rate is 94.6 percent as of June 2018.

“No matter the recall completion rate, individual vehicles may still have open recalls requiring repairs,” GM said in a statement. “Shoppers should check the Vehicle Information (Identification) Numbers (VIN) for the specific vehicles they are considering on the NHTSA Recall website to determine if they require recall repairs and have any recall repairs done immediately. Dealers will repair recall at no cost to the owner.”

Some Sierra HD pickups are among the estimated 37 million vehicles that have been recalled as part of the Takata airbag inflator recall. In 2015, GM recalled more than 330,000 2007-08 Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD pickups and other vehicles for defective passenger side airbags. Recalled Takata airbag inflators can explode and send shrapnel into the passenger compartment, injuring and killing people. The Takata recall, already the largest auto recall in U.S. history, is expected to grow by several million more inflators by December 2019. The defect has been tied to more than 20 deaths worldwide, including many in the U.S. GM said its recall completion rate for Takata airbags across all makes and models is 58.9 percent as of June 2018. Recalls for the inflators have been phased based on priority areas including high humidity states.

In 2016, GM also preliminarily recalled 1.8 million full-size trucks and SUVs including 2009-11 Sierra 2500 HD and Sierra 3500 HD trucks and 2007-11 Sierra 1500 pickups, GMC Yukon and GMC Yukon XL models with passenger-side Takata airbag inflators.

The automaker believes the trucks and SUVs in the preliminary recall are safe and it is trying to prove through petitions to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that those vehicles don’t need to be recalled and inflators don’t need to be replaced.

Check your GMC’s VIN number at www.nhtsa.gov/recalls to look for any open recalls.

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