GM Recalls Vehicles Over Seat Belt Failure That Increases Risk Of Personal Injury

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General Motors (GM) is recalling several new Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC vehicles over issues with the seat belts that can increase the risk of personal injury. 

According to the report, the third rows in the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, Cadillac Escalade, and GMC Yukon vehicles come with backseat outboard seat belts that may not be correctly routed behind the outboard seat-folding mechanism. In the event of a collision, the seat belts can experience damage that can lead to their rupture, making occupants more likely to suffer injuries. 

While many have praised General Motors for updating the third row seats in the impacted 2021 models, this is the second time in three months that the automaker has recalled the same vehicles over the seat belts. 

GM To Car Owners: Damaged Outboard Seat Belts Will Be Repaired For Free

If you or a loved one owns one of the recalled vehicles, GM should be reaching out soon. But if the recall notifications, which will be sent beginning May 3rd, don’t make it to your home, don’t hesitate to contact the firm. 

Impacted car owners will be asked to visit a dealership where damaged third-row outboard seat belts will be replaced or rerouted for free.

If you have been impacted by the recall but worry that your vehicle could expose you to serious risks before the automaker contacts you, you may call Cadillac at 800-458-8006, Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, or GMC at 800-462-8782 to ask whether there is anything you can do now to avoid injuries

Equipment Failure: Personal Injury Must Be Reported To Regulators 

Whenever you’re involved in an auto accident caused by equipment defect, do not hesitate: contact regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration by calling the agency’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to report the accident. 

These reports help regulators to investigate systemic failure, prompting them to press automakers to launch extensive recalls if they find that automakers are not doing their job by not producing safe vehicles. This system helps consumers across the country to avoid accidents. 

If you would like to read more about GM’s latest seat belt-related recall, follow this link