Auto Safety

General Motors recalls 4 million vehicles after software linked to 1 death

General Motors recalls 4 million vehicles after software linked to 1 death

General Motors recalled more than 4 million vehicles, most of them in the U.S., to fix an air bag software defect that has been linked to at least one death. 

The vehicles involved in the recall are all from the 2014-2017 model years and include Buick, Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac vehicles. 

The company is recalling 4.28 million vehicles worldwide, with 3.6 million in the U.S. 

The company said Friday that in rare cases, the car’s sensing and diagnostic module — a tiny computer that senses what the vehicle is doing and controls air bag deployment — can go into test mode. If that happens, the front air bags won’t inflate in a crash...

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