NHTSA Campaign Id 16V383000; Date: May. 31, 2016
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
2007 Cadillac Escalade; 2008 Cadillac Escalade; 2007 Cadillac Escalade Esv; 2008 Cadillac Escalade Esv; 2007 Cadillac Escalade Ext; 2008 Cadillac Escalade Ext; 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche; 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche; 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500; 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500; 2007 Chevrolet Suburban; 2008 Chevrolet Suburban; 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe; 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe; 2007 GMC Sierra 1500; 2008 GMC Sierra 1500; 2007 GMC Yukon; 2008 GMC Yukon; 2007 GMC Yukon Xl; 2008 GMC Yukon Xl
Component: Air Bags:passenger Side Frontal
Manufactured by: General Motors Llc
Affected Units:: 705,744
General motors LLC (gm) is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Cadillac escalade, escalade esv, escalade ext, Chevrolet avalanche, silverado 1500, suburban, tahoe, GMC sierra 1500, yukon, and yukon xl vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in arizona, arkansas, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, maryland, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new jersey, new mexico, north carolina, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, tennessee, virginia, and west virginia. Vehicles not originally sold or ever registered in these states are not subject to this safety recall but may be covered under recall 16v-381 depending on the vehicle model year and the vehicle's sale and registration locations. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Interim letters informing owners that parts are not yet available were mailed on July 18, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. Gm's number for this recall is 49152.
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.Also see: