General Motors recalls 4 million vehicles over airbag defect

FILE - This Jan. 25, 2010, file photo, shows a General Motors Co. logo during a news conference in Detroit. General Motors Co. For the third time in eight years, General Motors is recalling cars that can leak oil and catch fire, sometimes damaging garages and houses. The recall, which covers 1.4 million vehicles dating to the 1997 model year, is needed because repairs from the first two didn't work. More than 1,300 cars caught fire after they were fixed by dealers, the company said. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — An air bag defect now linked to one death is the cause of 4 million cars being recalled right now in the United States.

General Motors says the vehicles include all 2014 through 2017 models from Buick, Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac.

Of those being recalled right now, more than 3.6 million are in the U.S.

GM says in rare cases the car’s airbags will go into test mode, which stops them from inflating during a crash.

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