Over 1 million Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups are being recalled globally due to a problem with their seat belts.
General Motors says there’s a big problem with the seat belts on its Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, and it’s causing a massive recall of these trucks around the globe. Over one million vehicles are affected, with 895,232 in the United States and 142,750 spread across Canada, Mexico, and some additional parts of Latin America and the Middle East.
According to the company’s official statement, “the flexible steel cable that connects the seat belt to the vehicle can fatigue and separate over time as a result of the driver repeatedly bending the cable when entering the seat.” In other words, the belts can simply break off. Luckily, GM discovered this problem through warranty data – no crashes, injuries, or fatalities have been reported because of this issue.
While most of the trucks are already in the hands of customers, roughly 3,000 examples are still sitting on dealer lots. A stop-sale has been issued for these vehicles; dealers will repair them before delivering the trucks to buyers.
To fix the problem, GM says its dealers “will enlarge the side shield opening, install a pusher bracket on the tensioner, and if necessary, replace the tensioner assembly.”
Customers will be notified directly by General Motors, but owners can also enter their vehicle identification number on this website to see if their truck is part of the recall.