General Motors announced it is recalling more than 285,000 vehicles from four of its 2021 makes because of a malfunctioning airbag warning light.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday that 285,622 vehicles were affected by the recall. Because of a software problem, the airbag malfunction warning light on these vehicles might not illuminate when it should, according to The Associated Press.
Though the recall concerns airbag safety, it is not related to the Takata airbag recall that has impacted more than 100 million vehicles worldwide.
According to a recall report by GM, the airbag malfunction indicator lamp can only illuminate on every other ignition cycle, Kelley Blue Book reported.
Owners of the vehicles impacted by the recall will be informed by GM in writing beginning July 19, according to the AP.
Dealers can fix the problem with a simple software update, which will be done free of charge. The update can be sent to some of the affected cars over the air, requiring no dealership visit, Kelley Blue Book reported. Should repairs be required at the dealership, it should only take a few minutes, GM said.
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