Someone Forgot to Turn Off Manufacturing Mode in GM's Airbag Modules

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Scott McCracken
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An overhead view of a parking lot with cars neatly lined up inside parking spaces.

Airbag deployment sensors have a manufacturing mode to prevent inadvertent deployments while building the car. But here’s the thing – it’s really important that workers at the factory switch that mode off before the car is shipped out the door. GM employees forgot to do that.

The 12 owners should have been notified by now informing them that dealers will reprogram the modules to the correct modes.

At least it was only in a tiny number of vehicles including the 2019 Encore, Spark, Traverse, and Trax vehicles.

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  1. 4th Generation Spark

    Years
    2016–2021
    Reliability
    13th of 80
    PainRank
    1.23
    Complaints
    12
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    2018–2020
    Reliability
    32nd of 80
    PainRank
    3.91
    Complaints
    31
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  3. 1st Generation Trax

    Years
    2013–2021
    Reliability
    35th of 80
    PainRank
    4.65
    Complaints
    83
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