The propellant used in the passenger-side frontal airbag inflator may experience a material alteration over time due to degradation occurring after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures and high-temperature cycling.
In the event of an airbag being deployed, the excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator body to rupture and metal fragments may pass through the cushion material causing injury to the occupants.
The Cadillac Escalade models affected by this recall were equipped with airbags manufactured by Takata and produced between 2007 – 2013.
Cadillac recall code: N212328780 / N212328790
Affected models: Cadillac: Escalade; Chevrolet: Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe; GMC: Sierra, Yukon
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a
Source: Rapex Alert 13/2021 A12/00441/21