GM Recalling More Than 29,000 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Trucks

The operator of the vehicle may incorrectly install a child seat, increasing the risk of injury in a crash

GM Recalling More Than 29,000 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Trucks
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August 11, 2017

General Motors (GM) has announced the recall of more than 29,000 model year 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks.

What's the problem?

The owner's manual for the affected vehicles may be missing instructions on how to use the tether anchorage and child restraint anchorage systems. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems."

If the instructions are missing from the owner's manual, the owner/operator of the vehicle may incorrectly install a child seat, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

What happens next?

GM will notify owners of the recalled vehicles. To correct the issue, dealers will provide a corrected insert for the owner's manual free of charge.

Owners will further questions about this recall can contact GM customer service at (800) 222-1020 (for Chevrolet) or (800) 462-8782 (for GMC).

The reference number for this recall is 17307.