2018 GMC Terrain Recalled for Possible Airbag Issue

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

GMC has announced it is recalling 88,129 Terrain SUVs for faulty software that could prevent airbags from deploying in a crash.

The recall affects 2018 model year Terrain vehicles and according to the American automaker, the issue occurs if a software module fails. If this does occur, an airbag sensor might not power down properly when the vehicle is turned off, causing it to possibly not operate properly when the vehicle is restarted. As a result, the Terrain’s airbags may not deploy in a crash.

If an affected vehicle does have the issue, an airbag warning lamp will illuminate and the driver information center will display a “service restraint system” message. In addition, warning chimes will sound.

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To resolve the issue, GMC dealers will perform a software update free of charge on affected vehicles. GMC has yet to announce when it will begin notifying affected vehicle owners. The automaker is not aware of any accidents, injuries, or fatalities related to the issue.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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