General Motors Co. is recalling nearly 100,000 vehicles “to fix two problems that could cause the rear axle to lock and the passenger-side airbag not to work.” (NY AP, 12/23). The airbag recall affects 2005 to 2007 model year Cadillac CTS. The axle recall affects the 2011 model year versions of the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Avalanche 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, and Silverado 1500.
As a personal injury attorney in Chicago, I urge all GM consumers to determine if their vehicles are affected. A defective airbag is an especially serious issue that has the potential to lead to many unnecessary serious injuries and even deaths. Please act quickly if your vehicles are affected.