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What’s the Problem?
This recall affects 2007-2008 GMC Sierra trucks equipped with non-desiccated, passenger frontal air bag inflators containing phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) propellant, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The PSAN used to inflate airbags on affected vehicles degrades over time upon exposure to heat and humidity, especially in warmer and wetter regions. As a result, the inflator could rupture explosively once deployed, destroying the metal casing surrounding the propellant and resulting in shrapnel being injected into the vehicle’s passenger cabin. This problem has led to at least 20 deaths globally, in addition to hundreds of severe injuries.
General Motors is notifying owners and dealers will replace the airbag inflators, free of charge. This recall began on February 11, 2020.
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GMC Sierra Vacuum Pump Recall
General Motors is recalling 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks equipped with either a 5.3L or 6.2L V8 engine for a potentially defective mechanical vacuum pump that can decrease output over time. “A decrease in brake assist can increase the brake pedal effort and distance required to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash,” NHTSA said. This recall began on November 11, 2020.
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Do I Have a GMC Sierra Recall Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in GMC Sierra Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled GMC truck, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.