U.S. automaker General Motors is facing a probe from U.S. regulators into complaints the air bags on thousands of GM vehicles may not inflate in a crash.
The Office of Defects Investigation has received 15 consumer complaints of alleged air-bag-system malfunctions. Nine of those complaints mention the illumination of an airbag-malfunction indicator during the crash.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the inquiry covers nearly 750,000 Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC SUVs and pickup trucks from the 2020 and 2021 model years.
In December, GM recalled nearly 840,000 vehicles for suspension problems or due to the possibility of the front seat belts on the vehicles failing.