Recall: GM Vehicles Fail to Notify Drivers of Unbuckled Seatbelts

Recall: GM Vehicles Fail to Notify Drivers of Unbuckled Seatbelts
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February 29, 2016

An electrical malfunction is prompting a recall of several models from General Motors (GM).

The auto giant is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, Malibu, Silverado and GMC Sierra vehicles.

In the affected vehicles, the radio may intermittently fail to provide an audio warning when the key has been left in the ignition and the door is opened, or when the driver does not fasten his or her seatbelt.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection", and/or 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

A driver without a properly buckled seatbelt is at a greater risk of injury in a crash.

The recall applies to about 140 vehicles.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

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