Silverado, Sierra Pickups Recalled by GM Due to Seatbelt Concerns

Silverado, Sierra Pickups Recalled by GM Due to Seatbelt Concerns
Image: General Motors
April 15, 2016

General Motors (GM) has issued a massive recall for trucks with potentially defective seatbelts.

The auto giant is recalling over 1 million 2014-15 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups. The flexible steel cable that connects the seatbelt to the vehicle can fatigue and separate over time due to repeated use.

This issue was discovered through warranty data. There have been no reports of crashes, injuries, or fatalities related to this issue.

Nearly 900,000 of the recalled trucks are in the United States.

For all recalled trucks, dealers will enlarge the side shield opening, install a pusher bracket on the tensioner, and if necessary, replace the tensioner assembly.

About 3,000 of the vehicles are still on dealer lots. Dealers will repair the vehicles prior to future sale.

Customers will be notified by GM.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Tom Wilkinson, GM Trucks Manager, at (313) 378-6233.