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GM Recall: LATCH Issue Exposes Child Passengers To Injury Risks

More than 668,000 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles are being recalled over problems that could put the safety of children at risk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued the recall announcement alongside General Motors, news outlets reported.

Recalled Vehicles Expose Children To Personal Injury Risks

The issue behind the recall is associated with the four rear-seat lower child seat LATCH anchorage bars in the impacted vehicles. Regulators stated that because these bars may have too much powder coating, the child seat might not be properly installed. In this case, the vehicles fail to meet federal requirements for child safety, making child injuries more likely to occur in the event of a car crash involving these vehicles.

Company Will Contact Recalled Vehicle Owners Soon

Impacted vehicles include the 2020 through 2023 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain models.

If you own one of the recalled vehicles, GM will send you a letter next month to warn about the recall. In the letter, the automaker will direct car owners to take their vehicles to a dealership where the finish will be replaced as needed. The firm will provide the repairs necessary for free.

If you own one of the recalled vehicles and you do not receive the notification letter in the mail, you can contact Chevrolet directly by calling the firm’s customer service line at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC’s customer service at 1-800-462-8782.

GM Recall: One Of Many Issued By Regulators This Month

GM’s LATCH related recall was not the only recall issued recently by the NHTSA.

Regulators have also recalled over 422,000 Ford and Lincoln vehicles as well as over 90,000 Mitsubishi Outlander SUVs after both firms learned about rearview camera issues that could increase the risk of accidents. Additionally, regulators recalled several Fleetwood and Holiday Rambler RVs fitted with tow hitches that could fail.

For more on the several recalls issued recently by the NHTSA, follow this link.

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