General Motors Recalls Chevrolet Cruze Vehicles Due to Passenger Head Restraint Defect

in the event of a crash, the head restraints may not function properly

General Motors Recalls Chevrolet Cruze Vehicles Due to Passenger Head Restraint Defect
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February 7, 2017

General Motors (GM) is recalling approximately 17,197 model year 2016-2017 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles. A bracket used in the driver or front passenger seat-back recliner mechanism may have been incorrectly welded to the seat-back frame. As a result, in the event of a crash, the head restraints may not function properly.

Additionally, the seat-backs for the front seats may break in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the occupants.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front passenger seats, replacing any with seat-back frames that are incorrectly welded, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a specific notification schedule.

Owners with additional questions about this recall can contact Chevrolet customer service at (800) 222-1020.

GM's reference number for this recall is 17035.