About 995,000 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia cars need driver’s airbag modules due to General Motors’ exploding ARC airbag recall.
ARC Automotive airbag inflators for the 2014-2017 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia might detonate in mild incidents.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revised its July 2015 ARC Automotive airbag inflator investigation in August 2016.
After injuries in Chrysler and Kia vehicles with ARC airbags, NHTSA studied airbag inflator concerns in models from multiple automakers.
One airbag detonated, sending metal inflator fragments into a woman’s chest, and another propelled shrapnel into her face. She spent three months in a trauma center with a three-broken jaw.
In Canada, another ARC airbag inflator detonated, killing a lady.
GM received a complaint of a 2017 Chevrolet Traverse incident with an ARC airbag inflator explosion in March 2023. This accident followed two Chevy Traverse ARC airbag bursts.
After hiring a third-party engineering firm that specializes in airbags and inflators, GM still doesn’t know why the ARC airbag inflators explode.
In December 2021 and June 2022, ARC airbag inflator recalls were expanded.
June 26, 2023 will see GM ARC airbag recall mailings. GM dealers replace driver-side airbag modules.