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GM Globally Recalls 4.3M Cars For Air Bag Software Defect

Law360, New York (September 9, 2016, 7:44 PM EDT) -- General Motors Co. on Friday said that it has launched a voluntary recall of about 4.3 million cars globally for a software defect that might stop air bags from deploying, a defect that has been linked to one death and three injuries in the U.S.

The recall affects about 3.64 million cars in the U.S. from model years 2014 to 2017, across an an array of models, including Chevrolet Tahoes, Suburbans and Cadillac Escalades, according to GM. The software defect affects the sensing and diagnostic modules and can stop an air bag from deploying in some rare circumstances “when a crash...

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