GM Recalls 47K Cadillac SRXs Over Faulty Air Bags
Passengers in the rear might be at risk
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 10, 2011 1:29 PM CDT
This file photo made Feb. 10, 2011, shows a 2011 Cadillac SRX AWD at the opening of the Pittsburgh International Auto Show, in Pittsburgh.   (Keith Srakocic)
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(Newser) – General Motors is recalling more than 47,000 Cadillac SRX crossover vehicles in the US because of a problem with the passenger side air bags. The vehicle’s right-side head protection air bag won't inflate in a crash if no one is in the front seat, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on its website today.

As a result, a right-side passenger in the back seat may not be protected and could get hurt in a front or side crash. GM said no injuries have been reported. The recall affects SRXs made between Feb. 2, 2010, and April 29 of this year and sold in North America. That includes about 3,000 SRX models sold in Mexico and Canada.