GM Recalling 625,000 of its Most Popular Trucks and SUVs for Seat Belt Problems
General Motors is recalling 17 different models of its most popular 2019-2021 trucks and SUVs because of problems with their front seat belts. The front center seat belt on vehicles like the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 may not be attached correctly. If the seat belt is not properly attached to the seat frame, it may not protect the passenger in case of a crash. In all, 624,216 vehicles are affected.
Popular GM Models Affected
- 2019-2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
- 2020-2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500
- 2021 Chevrolet Suburbans and Tahoes
- 2019-2021 GMC Sierra 1500
- 2020-2021 GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500
- 2021 GMC Yukon XL
The passenger may hear the seat belt rattle or notice that the belt appears to be loose. GM is recommending that passengers not be allowed to sit in the center of the front seat until the seat belt is fixed. Unfortunately, if the seat belt isn’t attached correctly, it may not restrain the passenger correctly in the case of a crash.
How GM Will Fix the Problem
The recall affects the vehicles with bench seats in the front. GM will notify owners. Service technicians will inspect left-side and right-side front-row center seat-belt bracket attachments and reassemble it correctly if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 1, 2021. Owners may contact GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM’s number for this recall is N202314670. Some dealers may already have the parts and be ready for the recall.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration number for the recall is 20V792000. Neither GM nor NHTSA indicate that there have been any injuries because of the problem. GM vehicle owners can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.
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