One Million Silverado and Sierra 1500 Trucks Recalled for Seat Belt Failure
No Crashes or Injuries Reported
General Motors is recalling 895,232 2014 and 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups in the U.S. over concerns the seat belt may fail. SaferCar.gov has a Vehicle Identification Number check for customers to see if their vehicles are subject to the recall.
According to the company, a flexible steel cable that connects the seat belt to the vehicle may fatigue and weaken over time thanks to the driver repeatedly bending the cable when entering the vehicle. Luckily, the problem was discovered through warranty data, not accident claims, and there have been no reported crashes, injuries, or deaths related to this issue.
The repair involves enlarging the shield opening on the side of the seat and doing some maintenance, repair, or replacement on the seat belt tensioner. It also includes a stop-sale of about 3,000 new ’14 and ’15 trucks sitting on dealer lots, where the dealers will carry out the repairs prior to selling the trucks.
In addition to the nearly 900,000 trucks to be repaired in the U.S., GM will recall those trucks sold in Canada, Latin America, and the Middle East. In total, 1,037,982 pickups will be recalled. The cost is not expected to be significant, and much of it will be defrayed through the company’s usual customer warranty reserves.
Source: General Motors