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GM Recalls 2019–2021 Trucks, SUVs over Front Seatbelt Defect

  • General Motors is recalling 624,216 of its 2019–2021 trucks and SUVs to fix a problem with the front center seatbelt bracket.
  • Included are 2019–2021 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 and 2020–2021 Silverado/Sierra 2500 and 3500 pickups, as well as 2021 Chevrolet Suburban (pictured) and Tahoe and GMC Yukon XL SUVs.
  • The problem affects vehicles with the 40/20/40 split-folding front bench seats, not those with front bucket seats, according to the NHTSA defect report.

    General Motors has announced a recall for 624,216 trucks and SUVs with split-bench front seats from the 2019 through 2021 model years. According to the report filed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the problem is improperly installed seatbelt brackets in the center of the front row. It could cause a person sitting in the center of the front row to be incompletely restrained, which could lead to injury in case of hard braking or a crash, NHTSA said.

    The problem affects 2019–2021 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups, 2020–2021 Silverado and Sierra 2500/3500 pickups, and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe and GMC Yukon XL SUVs. The issue does not affect 2019 Silverado and Sierra Limited models built on the previous-generation platform, GM siad.

    The defect report states that occupants of the vehicles could hear a rattling noise from the center seat or console area, or they could notice that the center seatbelt in front has become loose or even detached. GM will begin notifying owners on February 1 and will inspect and reassemble seatbelt brackets that are improperly installed.

    Meanwhile, owners of Chevrolet and GMC trucks or SUVs from the affected model years can check the NHTSA recalls website to see if their vehicle is included in the recall.

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