General Motors has issued a recall for 47,000 Cadillac SRX models, due to an issue with the crossover's side aribags.

According to a post on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the head airbag on the passenger side will not inflate in a crash if there is no passenger in the seat.

That could leave a right-side rear-seat passenger in a vulnerable position in a front- or side-impact crash.

Dealers will reprogram the airbag sensors in order to remedy the problem, at no charge. Notices will be mailed to owners beginning today.

The issue affects 2011 SRXs built between February 2, 2010 and April 29, 2011.

[Detroit Free Press]