Recall roundup: GM vehicles for Takata issue image

General Motors is now recalling a total of 395 vehicles because of a problem with the Takata airbags.

The newest recall announced by General Motors is referring to several 2015 model year vehicles for a condition with the Takata airbags. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these models have a front seat-mounted side impact airbag with an inflator that may rupture during its deployment. If this happens, than metal fragments might strike the occupants and lead to potential injury and even death.

“The affected vehicles have front seat-mounted side impact air bags whose inflator may rupture upon its deployment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of one or both of the side impact air bags, the air bag’s inflator may rupture and the air bag may not properly inflate. The rupture could cause metal fragments to strike the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death. Additionally, if the air bag does not properly inflate, the driver or passenger is at an increased risk of injury.”

General Motors is currently recalling the Buick LaCrosse, the Cadillac XTS, the Chevrolet Camaro, the Chevrolet Equinox, the Chevrolet Malibu and the GMC Terrain. All of these vehicles are from the 2015 model year. The carmaker’s dealers will be replacing the side impact airbag modules free of charge to the owners. If you have such a model in your garage, than you can contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300, Chevy at 1-800-222-1020, Caddy at 1-800-458-8006 or GMC at 1-800-462-8782. Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.