The Cadillac CT5 is among the vehicles being recalled by GM for an airbag issue.  - Bobit file photo.

The Cadillac CT5 is among the vehicles being recalled by GM for an airbag issue. 

Bobit file photo.

In the U.S., the number of vehicle recalls has grown over the past two decades. By 2017, on average, 3.1 vehicles were recalled for every vehicle sold, according to McKinsey & Company. While manufacturers seek to anticipate and eliminate them, recalls continue to be all too common. Recently, two major manufacturers issued safety recalls. 

General Motors, LLC is recalling an estimated 285,622 2021 Buick Envision, Cadillac CT4, CT5, Escalade, Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Tahoe, Corvette, Suburban, GMC Yukon, and Yukon XL vehicles for an air bag issue. Specifically, the communications gateway module incorrectly processes a loss of communication with the sensing diagnostic module (SDM), causing the air bag malfunction indicator light to inconsistently illuminate.

A broken indicator light can potentially fail to warn the motorist of a problem with the air bag, increasing the likelihood of injury.  

To fix the problem, dealers will update the software in the communications gateway module, at no cost to owners. 

Owner notification letters will be mailed July 19, 2021. Owners can reach Buick customer service at (800) 521-7300, Cadillac customer service at (800) 458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at (800) 222-1020, or GMC customer service at (800) 462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N212338110.

Volvo Car USA, LLC is recalling about 85,550 2019-2020 V90, XC60, S60, V60, V60CC, S90, V90CC, S90L, and XC90 vehicles because the low-pressure fuel pump can blow a fuse and fail.

In the event of failure of the low-pressure fuel pump, the vehicle may stall. This, in turn, increases the risk of a collision. 

To remedy the matter, dealers will replace the fuse, free of charge. 

Owner notification letters will be mailed Aug. 1, 2021. Owners may contact Volvo Car customer service at (800) 458-1552. Volvo Car's number for this recall is R10100.

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