General Motors (GM) is recalling several certain model year 2015 Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Camaro, Equinox, Malibu, and GMC Terrain vehicles as a safety precaution. The vehicles have front seat-mounted side impact air bags whose inflator may rupture upon its deployment. This recall is part of the widespread issue with Takata’s exploding air bags.
In the event of a crash, the air bag’s inflator could rupture and the air bag may not properly inflate. The rupture could cause metal fragments to hit drivers or passengers, potentially resulting in serious injury or death. There is also another risk of injury if the air bag fails to properly inflate. Dealers will replace the side impact air bag modules at no cost. GM started notifying owners on October 19th.