The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a problem with an airbag indicator light in full GM vehicles. Officially, the “airbag malfunction indicator (MIL) illumination accompanied by diagnostic trouble codes B0001-1B or B0012-0D may result in a loss of airbag protection for the driver.”
This problem could affect almost 750,000 vehicles. And as we know, airbags are crucial to surviving accidents.
The vehicles in question, according to NHTSA, are the 2020-2021 Chevy Silverado and Tahoe, GMC Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL, and Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, CT4, CT5 and XT4.
So far NHTSA has received 15 complaints, reports of six crashes or fires, and six incidences of injury. No fatal crashes have occurred.