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Thursday 29 September 2016
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GM Recalls Over 1 Million Trucks To Fix Seat Belt Flaw

GM Recalls Over 1 Million Trucks To Fix Seat Belt Flaw

A big recall this Friday from General Motors.

The automaker is recalling more than 1 million trucks worldwide to fix a seat belt flaw, most of those pickups in the U.S.

The problem is that the flexible steel cable that connects the seat belt to the vehicle can separate over time as a result of the driver repeatedly bending the cable when entering the seat. If that happens, the seat belt might not hold in the event of a crash. GM says it discovered the issue through warranty data, and there have been no reports of crashes, injuries or fatalities related to the problem.

Here are the trucks we’re talking about: 2014-2015 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. The recall involves certain 1500 models and a total of 895,232 vehicles in the U.S. GM has also issued a stop-sale of approximately 3,000 new 2014 and 2015 model year pickups still on dealer lots.

GM says dealers will enlarge the side shield opening, install a bracket on the tensioner, and if necessary, replace the tensioner assembly.

Customers will be notified by General Motors. They also can look up their vehicle identification number (VIN) at eitherhttps://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/ website or at https://my.gm.com/web/portal/ownercenter to see if their vehicle is part of the recall.

Photo Credit: GM