General Motors Issues Truck Seat Belt Recall


General Motors is voluntarily recalling 895,232 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups in the United States. According to the automaker, 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 vehicle.

This issue was discovered through warranty data, but there have been no reports of crashes or fatalities.

Dealerships will enlarge the side shield opening, install a pusher bracket on the tensioner, and if necessary, replace the tensioner assembly. The recall in the United States includes a stop-sale of approximately 3,000 new 2014 and 2015 model year pickups still on dealer lots.

Dealers will repair the vehicles prior to selling them, while current customers will be notified by General Motors.

More information is available at safercar.gov.

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Carl represents automakers in their marketing and product development arms as a Vehicle Coach, Product Specialist, and Facilitator. He has worked with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Volvo, and Local Motors. Carl is the Immediate Past President of Detroit Working Writers and on the Board of Directors for the Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation. He enjoys a multitude of health and fitness activities and is a loyal Detroit Lions fan.

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