GM Recalls Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon
The models affected by the recall are Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon regular cab and extended cab pickup trucks manufactured in between 2004 and 2011 (192,676 vehicles are affected by the problem). Also, an unspecified number of Isuzu i280 and i370 vehicles equipped with a front 60/40 split bench seat, manufactured in between 2007 and 2008, are subject to the same recall.
The initial findings show that the aforementioned child restraint top tether anchor for the front center seat position fails to meet the federal motor vehicle safety standard in the US and Canada regarding accessibility.
“Without the top tether anchor, the child restraint may not be properly secured,” GM explains the possible consequences of not fixing the problem. “Though the safety standards require the presence of the tether anchorage, GM strongly discourages the use of the center seat position for a child seat because of its proximity to the air bag in a crash.”
As a temporary fix, GM recommends using the child seat in the right side passenger seat to anchor the child seat.
No time line for the recall has been yet announced. GM dealers will be inspecting the vehicles regardless of the mileage, age of vehicle, or ownership. As usual, the fix, if any, will be made at no charge for the owner.