General Motors Will Recall 1.04 Million Pickup Trucks for Seatbelt Issue

General Motors will perform a global safety recall for 1.04 million pickup trucks.
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The voluntary safety recall targets the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 of the 2014 and 2015 model years. GM will repair the seatbelt tensioners of these pickup trucks with no cost for the owners.

Since some of these vehicles are still on dealer lots, even though they are MY2014 and MY2015 vehicles, General Motors has to issue a stop-sale order for those units.

The corporation from Detroit discovered the potential problem with the seatbelts of these pickup trucks after performing an internal analysis which monitored warranty data.

According to their report, the flexible steel cable that connects the seatbelt to the fixing points on the vehicle can separate over time because of the wear produced as the driver repeatedly bends the wire as they enter the driving post.

To the knowledge of General Motors, no injuries or fatalities have occurred because of this issue, and no crashes have been linked to it either. Dealers will enlarge the side shield opening of the seatbelt tensioners, install a bracket on the tensioner, and might even replace the entire assembly if they determine it has sustained abnormal wear.

Out of the 1.04 million units General Motors will recall, 895,232 were delivered to US customers, and around 3,000 are on dealer lots. Meanwhile, approximately 142,000 pickup trucks targeted by this recall campaign have been sold outside the United States of America, and these will also be repaired free of charge in the course of this campaign.

Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by General Motors of the service action. If you are the owner of an MY2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra 1500, you can look up your VIN on GM’s dedicated owner center or on the NHTSA’s dedicated page to discover if it is part of the recall.

The situation described above might be the case for people who acquired the pickups second-hand and did not visit a certified GM dealer after the purchase to enter the company’s database.
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About the author: Sebastian Toma
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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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