GM is recalling more than 4 million vehicles worldwide to address an airbag software defect that is responsible for at least one death.

The company is recalling 4.28 million vehicles worldwide, with 3.6 million of those in the U.S--vehicles involved range from 2014-2017 Buicks, GMCs, Chevrolets and Cadillacs--according to the LA Times.

On Friday the General said under rare circumstances the car's sensing and diagnostic module could revert into test mode, rendering the front airbags and seat belt tensioners useless in the event of a crash.

GM says the defect is linked to at least one death and three injuries.

Affected owners will be notified by GM and receive software updates free of charge. Dealers already have the updated software on hand.

Vehicles under recall:
2014-2016 Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet SS, Chevrolet Spark EV

2014-2017 Buick Encore, GMC Sierra 1500, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Trax, Chevrolet Caprice police car and Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2015-2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, GMC Sierra HD, Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade ESV