General Motors Issues two Recalls for 523,000 Cars and Pickup Trucks
General Motors is recalling about 523,000 GMC and Chevrolet cars and trucks for problems related to the seat frames and seatbelts.
The Associated Press is reporting that about 470,000 model year 2011 – 2012 Chevrolet Malibu sedans have potentially weakened steel cables that link the front seatbelts to the vehicle. About 53,000 model year 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks are a part of a separate recall to fix the seat frame hooks that weren't installed properly.
General Motors has received 36 warranty claims for the Malibu cables, which can weaken and break as people move in the seats, causing the seatbelts to fail. The company is aware of one injury related to the problem.
Dealers will replace a mounting bracket and inspect the cable in the Malibus and inspect the seats on the GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado to see that they are properly attached. The inspections and any fixes will be done free of charge.