(AP) — General Motors
is recalling over 400,000 pickup trucks in the United States
because the side air bags can suddenly explode and spew parts into the cabin.
The recall applies to certain Chevrolet
and GMC Sierra 1500
, 2500, and 3500 trucks manufactured in 2015 and 2016.
According to documents posted by U.S. safety regulators on Friday, the air bag inflator can rupture or the end cap can fly off on both sides of the trucks. Documents show that three inflators ruptured in 2015 Silverados last month, one in Florida
and two in Texas
, all of which were unoccupied at the time
, and GM says there have been no reports of injuries.
Joyson Safety Systems manufactured the inflators in Mexico
, according to the company, due to a manufacturing defect that allowed moisture into the inflator while it was being manufactured, causing corrosion.
Dealers will replace both side air bag modules, with a limited number of replacement parts available, according to the company. Owners will be notified beginning Aug. 16, and a second letter will be sent when parts are widely available.
Last year, approximately 9,000 trucks were recalled due to the same issue.