It is to be mentioned that the General Motors have all the more recalled 88,129 units of the GMC Terrain SUV. This is probably for the reason of the high emerging risk associated with airbag deployment. The recalled population would be adding on with all 2018 model year Terrain vehicles that have been manufactured between March 14, 2017, and May 22, 2018.

Over 88,000 2018 GMC Terrain SUVs Recalled Due To Possible Airbag Deployment Issue

Report By National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

By one of the reports by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, inside the vehicles, the use of sensing diagnostic module (SDM) is providing away the timeline of crash sensing. It would not be powering it down when the car has been powered off. If one such kind of the condition has been taking place, then SDM may be inoperative when the vehicle is restarted. If in case SDM is inoperative, just as the car has been started, then the airbag warning lamp will be illuminated. Thus, in the end, the driver information centre will display a ‘service restraint system’ message. At the time when the SDM is inoperative, the SDM will be detecting away the crash or command deployment of airbags. This would hence be increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

Information On GMC Terrain SUVs Recalled:

The recall has been not putting any the impact on all the units. It is just affecting the one that has been manufactured before the verified breakpoint. Vehicles that have been produced after May 22, 2018, they do have the updated SDM software and have not indicated susceptibility right into this type of module lock-up condition. The report also brings about the identification of the component manufacturer to this SDM as Autoliv / Pioneer. The percentage of estimated defect has been around 1 per cent of the 88,000-plus vehicle recall. To deal with it, the dealers will be hence reprograming the SDM with updated software. They do even cover away with the GMC Terrain vehicles are under warranty as in this way no reimbursement is being offered to the side of the customers. GMC has in clear words stated that they recall more than 88,000 select Terrain SUVs from the 2018 model year. The main reason is behind the faulty software that can keep airbags from deploying in a crash. This problem can take place as if the module fails. According to the recent reports of the GMC there have been no accidents, injuries, or fatalities related to this issue. Dealers will be providing away with the loaner vehicles to owners who are affected until the time their car is still under warranty.


To sum up the whole topic, the main problem is just connected with the airbag sensor that will not power down properly when the vehicle is shut off. It would not let them operate correctly when the car is restarted. As the solution, the airbag warning lamp will be illuminated. Before such thing happens, the driver information centre will display a ‘service restraint system’ message.