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Is the Silverado/Sierra about to be recalled for bad Takata airbags?


Zane
  • By Zane Merva

    Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com

    12/20/2014

    The answer is looking like "yes". General Motors is actively preparing "contingency plans" in case the automaker has to issue another round of recalls related to the Takata Airbag scandal. According to Reuters and Yahoo, a spokesman for the company acknowledged yesterday that the GMT-900 based Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Sierra, Yukon, and Cadillac Escalade would be among the next vehicles recalled if the issue widened.

Takata is a global airbag manufacturer who supplies parts to many automakers, including Honda, Toyota, Ford, Nissan, and General Motors. 7.8-million vehicles have been recalled so far for airbags that partially disintegrate, sending shrapnel flying when triggered. For comparison, General Motor produced over 6.5-million of the last generation pickups and SUVs from 2006 until 2013. It is unknown if the redesigned 2014+ models share similar versions of the potentially faulty airbag. GM-Trucks.com has contacted General Motors for clarification.

General Motors said plans include forcing Takata to share the design of the airbag with its direct competitors to allow more production capacity.

Stay with GM-Trucks.com for updates. As drivers of a 2011 GMC Sierra, we will be following this news closely.

Source: Yahoo Finance


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