Nearly half a million GM SUVs recalled due to faulty seat belts
STATEN ISLAND, NY – Nearly 500,000 Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles are being recalled due to faulty seat belts that pose a risk of serious injury to passengers in a crash.
General Motors is recalling certain 2021-22 Cadillac Escalades, Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburbans, Tahoes, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL vehicles equipped with third row seats.
In these 484,155 vehicles, the rivet that secures the buckle to the mounting bracket in the left or right third row seat belt buckle assembly may have been improperly formed, putting passengers at risk of injury by accident, according to the National Highway Safety Administration.
Owners should contact their dealer, who will inspect the rivet head formation on the left and right third row seat belt buckle assemblies and replace the seat belt buckle assemblies, if necessary, free of charge, according to General Motors. .
Notice letters to owners are expected to be mailed September 26th. Owners may contact Chevrolet Customer Service at 1-800-222-1020; Cadillac Customer Service at 1 800 458-8006; and GMC Customer Service at 1-800-462-8782. The GM number for this recall is N222372380.
Owners can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.