General Motors recalls a total of 843 units of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra crew cabs due to a recently discovered problem with the vehicle’s passenger airbags.
According to the US carmaker, the company’s personnel found out that the passenger airbags of the affected vehicles will most likely not fully inflate in the event of crash. Due to this, the risk of minor and major injuries on the part of the passengers is increased since the faulty airbags are not capable of providing the needed cushion for the car occupants.
Fortunately, General Motors’ dealerships were only able sell very few units of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra crew cabs to buyers. This simply means that General Motors could easily repair the faulty airbags of the affected vehicles since most of these are still on the carmaker’s dealerships and storage facilities.
For the units of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra that were already sold, General Motors will soon start calling of the owners and provide them with the instructions as to how the repairs would be conducted. The carmaker also assured its customers that less one percent of the passenger airbags of the affected vehicles might have this condition. In short, the company could still boast of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra crew cabs’ reliability as pickup trucks.
General Motors was also fortunate that the possible defect on the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra crew cabs was discovered earlier since both of these models are expected to become a hit for this year as the battle among pickups continues.
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra crew cabs are currently offered with two engine options. The first option is the 4.6-liter V6 engine which is capable of producing a maximum power output of up to 285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque. The trucks powered by this engine when properly equipped could tow up to 7,200 pounds of load.
The second engine option on the other hand is the 5.3-liter V8 engine which is good for 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. When properly equipped, the V8-powered crew cabs are capable of towing a maximum of 11,400 pounds of load.