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John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 11-23-2016 GM will not be bullied by NHTSA over the never-ending Takata airbag debacle. GM-Trucks.com readers may remember that back on June 9th we reported that GM was reluctant to recall some of its vehicles because it thought the recall on the airbags was too broad. Well, guess what? GM has just been granted an extension on a 2.5-million vehicle airbag recall by NHTSA. This recall affects the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon from 2007-2011 model years. Zane here at GM trucks saw the recall coming back in 2014, but nobody saw NHTSA letting GM take time to build an argument that the recall is too wide in scope. The Detroit News reported this week that "The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday that it is granting “a short deferral of GM’s obligation” to recall the vehicles with Takata air bags after the Detroit automaker filed a petition with the agency in September that requested additional time for the company and a third-party research firm to complete a long-term study to better understand the service life expectancy of the parts." GM will have until August of 2017 to build its case that the parts last longer than NHTSA and others have deduced. GM will also have to update NHTSA regularly. This kind of cooperation by NHTSA with an automaker over what is often called a life or death defect is unheard of. If you are one of the many skeptics about the Takata airbag recall, take note. Maybe you are right! Related Story - Every Full Sized GM Truck & SUV Model Recalled- Driver Killed Takata Airbag Recall Info From GM can be found here.
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 6/9/2016 Just as our own Zane Merva predicted in 2014, General Motors announced a recall today and it will affect many of the vehicles near and dear to the GM-trucks.com readership. Part of the on-going Takata airbag recall debacle that has impacted most major automakers, this one includes the trucks and SUVs that make up the core of GM's business. Below is the recalled vehicles list. 2007-2011 Models of the following: - Chevrolet Silverado 1500 & Avalanche - Tahoe & Suburban - GMC Sierra 1500 - Yukon and Yukon XL - Cadillac Escalade, Escalade EXT and Escalade ESV - Silverado and Sierra 2500 and 3500 pickups (2009-2011) Not every single vehicle on the above list will be recalled. GM says "Because the Takata DIRs are based on both vehicle age and the state in which the vehicle is or has been registered, the specific vehicles and total number of vehicles covered by this preliminary recall will be determined following an analysis of vehicle registration data." As always, owners can check to see if thier vehicle has a recall at this website. The GM press release on this recall was unlike any this writer has ever seen. GM spends full paragraphs explaining why, although it will comply with the NHTSA recall request, it thinks the recall is unnecessary. GM says in part: "GM believes that its 2007-2011 trucks and SUVs do not pose an unreasonable safety risk at this time. This is based on no inflator ruptures during an estimated 44,000 crash deployments as well as analysis of parts returned from the field, and can be explained by the unique Takata inflator made for GM’s vehicles and features unique to GM trucks and SUVs." So on the bright side, it looks like a recall that is overly cautious. The negative view would be that this is another of many recall hassles owners will have to schedule time to deal with. Image of 2009 Silverado airbag deployment courtesy of IIHS.
Is the Silverado/Sierra about to be recalled for bad Takata airbags?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
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 21-million vehicles have been recalled globally 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. Update: General Motor's representative Alan Adler tells us "There are no known air bag issues with the GMT900 full-size trucks. There is no recall planned. GM uses multiple air bag suppliers, sometimes more than one on a vehicle. All air bags are tested as components, in systems and finally on vehicles before production begins." Update 2: 12/23/14 - GM would not clarify any additional statement and would not explain why the Reuters/Yahoo article mentioned the GMT-900 trucks if there was no concern. Source: Yahoo Finance