Government Investigates Airbag Failures in Full Size 2020-2021 Chevy Vehicles

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Scott McCracken
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A warning light icon with the letters G and M inside a failing airbag

A federal investigation wants to know if rusty connectors are preventing 2020-2021 GM airbags from deploying. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received six reports of severe crashes where the airbags didn't deploy in GM vehicles, despite those vehicles receiving "significant frontal damage." All six crashes resulted in injuries.

A Bit More About the GM Airbag Investigation

  • NHTSA is looking into a technical service bulletin (TSB) GM posted in March warning how rust particles in the airbag inflator connectors can trigger airbag warning lights and diagnostic codes B0001-1B or B0012-0D.
  • In addition to the 6 crash complaints, 9 reports have been submitted by owners with those warning lights on.
  • The investigation covers 750,000 GM mostly full-size vehicles from the 2020-2021 model years, including the Chevy Silverado, Tahoe, and Suburban.
More information on carcomplaints.com

Related Chevrolet Generations

At least one model year in these 5 generations have a relationship to this story.

We track this because a generation is just a group of model years where very little changes from year-to-year. Chances are owners throughout these generation will want to know about this news. Click on a generation for more information.

  1. 4th Generation Silverado 1500

    Years
    2019–2021
    Reliability
    33rd of 80
    PainRank
    4.08
    Complaints
    17
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  2. 11th Generation Suburban

    Years
    2015–2020
    Reliability
    43rd of 80
    PainRank
    7.89
    Complaints
    120
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  3. 12th Generation Suburban

    Years
    2021–2021
    Reliability
    43rd of 80
    PainRank
    N/A
    Complaints
    0
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  4. 4th Generation Tahoe

    Years
    2015–2020
    Reliability
    51st of 80
    PainRank
    10.77
    Complaints
    231
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  5. 5th Generation Tahoe

    Years
    2021–2021
    Reliability
    51st of 80
    PainRank
    N/A
    Complaints
    0
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