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John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 9-8-2016 This is not a joke or a gimmick. According to NHTSA's latest recall posting, GM is recalling every full sized truck and SUV model for airbags that may not inflate due to software issues. At the risk of missing a model, or seeming to exaggerate, we will copy and past the NHTSA model listing here: 2015-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 3500 HD, Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade ESV vehicles and 2014-2017 Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500, Trax, Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle, GMC Sierra 1500, Buick Encore, and 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse, Chevrolet Spark EV and SS vehicles Airbags have been around for decades, but apparently they are still not a mature technology. This airbag recall is not related to the Takata debacle that causes injury when the airbags degrade and then work too quickly, causing injury by debris. Just to make this little defect more fun, the seatbelt pretensioners will also fail to work, so even if you are buckled up you are still going to be unprotected. GM says it will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the SDM software. Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced. Normally, recall announcements end with "No crashes or deaths have been reported..." Unfortunately, reports are that this recall was instigated by the death of a GM owner. You don't have to wait to find out if your GM truck is one of the 3,640,162 vehicles affected. Click this link to go directly to the GM recall lookup tool. The NHTSA campaign ID for this recall is 16V651000 if you wish to view the information at NHTSA's site.