A 2018 GMC Terrain affected by a recall

GMC says it is recalling more than 88,000 select Terrain SUVs from the 2018 model year because faulty software can keep airbags from deploying in a crash.

The problem can occur if a software module fails, the automaker says. According to GMC, there have been no accidents, injuries, or fatalities related to this issue. Dealers will provide loaner vehicles to owners who are affected, as long as the vehicle is still under warranty, GMC says.

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Vehicles recalled: 88,129 GMC Terrain SUVs from the 2018 model year, built from March 14, 2017, through May 22, 2018.

The problem: An airbag sensor might not power down properly when the vehicle is shut off and might not operate properly when the vehicle is restarted. If this happens, the vehicle’s airbags might not deploy in a crash.

When a vehicle has this issue, GMC says, “the airbag warning lamp will be illuminated, the driver information center will display a ‘service restraint system’ message, and warning chimes will sound.”


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The fix: GMC dealers will perform a software update free of charge to owners.

How to contact the manufacturer: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, GMC has yet to announce when it will be notifying affected vehicle owners. Owners may call GMC customer service at 800-462-8782.

NHTSA campaign number: 18V340000. GM’s number for this recall is 18179.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: Plug in the 17-digit vehicle identification number at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. It will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.