General Motors Issues Second Recall in as Many Days, This Time For Side Air Bag Explosions

General Motors has issued its second recall in two days, this time for 400,000 U.S. pickup trucks with airbags that could possibly explode and spit parts into the truck's interior, the Associated Press reported.

The recall applies to various Chevrolet trucks from 2015 and 2016, as well as GMC Sierra 1500, 2500 and 3500 trucks.

For more reporting from the Associated Press, see below.

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General Motors is recalling more than 400,000 pickup trucks in the U.S. because the side air bags can explode without warning and spew parts into the cabin, Friday, July 9, 2021. The recall covers certain 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet and GMC Sierra 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks. This Feb. 11, 2016 file photo shows the GMC logo on display at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo

Documents posted Friday by U.S. safety regulators say the airbag inflator can rupture or the end cap can fly off on both sides of the trucks. Documents say three inflators ruptured in 2015 Silverados last month, one in Florida and two in Texas. All three trucks were unoccupied at the time, and GM says it has no reports of injuries.

The company says a manufacturing defect allowed moisture into the inflator while it was being manufactured, causing corrosion. The inflators were made in Mexico by Joyson Safety Systems.

Dealers will replace both side airbag modules. The company says it has a limited number of replacement parts available. Owners will be notified starting Aug. 16 and they'll get a second letter when parts are widely available.

About 9,000 of the trucks were recalled last year for the same problem.

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GMC Denali pickup trucks sit in a parking lot outside the GM Fort Wayne Assembly Plant on May 30, 2019 in Roanoke, Indiana. Joshua Lott/Getty Images