GM recalls nearly 100,000 vehicles due to malfunction of rear axle and airbag

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General Motors Co. stated Thursday it is recalling nearly 100,000 cars to repair two issues that can trigger the rear axle to malfunction and the passenger-side air bag to not perform.

The General Motors, in postings with the U.S. Nationwide Highway Visitors Security Administration, said that the airbag recall impacts almost 96,000 Cadillac CTS sedans from model many years 2005 to 2007.

Repeated flexing from the sensing mat within the passenger seat can trigger the mat to kink, bend or fold to the point that the sensor might not detect a passenger inside the seat. As an outcome, the sensor wouldn’t activate the air bag within the occasion of a crash, the automobile maker stated.

In a separate problem, the axle recall impacts almost 1,300 Cadillac Escalade sport-utility vehicles, Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 crossovers, and Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups, all from the 2011 model yr.

GM stated the rear axle’s cross pin could fracture, becoming displaced inside the axle and possibly causing the vehicle to crash. GM also stated that drivers may listen to a banging noise from the axle if the pin has shifted out of place.

Dealers will replace airbag sensing systems and rear axle cross pins completely totally free of charge. The axle recall is anticipated to begin in January, and GM didn’t say when the airbag recall will start.