GM Recalls Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX
The elements which prompted GM in announcing the recall are the seat belt buckle anchors, which have been found weak and that could fail to perform as required in case of a crash. So far, the components have not caused any injuries or deaths.
“Certain vehicles were produced with a seat belt buckle anchor with cracks that may contribute to a fracture if the buckle is rotated in a certain way and is subject to peak seat belt loads during a crash. If the buckle anchor separates, the seat belt system will no longer restrain the occupant in a secondary impact, increasing the potential for injury,“ GM says in the release announcing the recall.
According to the manufacturer, owners of the affected vehicles will begin being notified next year, in January. The faulty components will be repaired, as usual in such cases, free of charge for the owners. More details will be announced when the recall will begin.
The line of crossovers coming from GM, especially the more recent models, have had their fair share of problems. The latest recall involved 4,000 SRX model from the 2010 model year, which have been brought back to service because of damage to the power steering line. Back in May, the same SRX model was recalled because of some engine pre-ignition issues.