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Personal Injury Risk Behind Latest GM Auto Recall

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General Motors reported that several of its 2019 through 2021 trucks and SUVs are being recalled over a seatbelt issue. Because this safety recall is associated with a defect that could increase the risk of personal injury, impacted vehicle owners should act promptly to ensure they are safe.

Seatbelts May Not Keep Passengers Safe

The official recall report shows that over 624,000 vehicles have been impacted by the recall. They include the 2019 through 2021 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500, the 2020 and 2021 Silverado and Sierra 2500 and 3500 pickups, and the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe and GMC Yukon XL SUVs.

The 2019 Silverado and Sierra Limited models that use a previous-generation frame model were not impacted, the firm explained.

In the recalled trucks and SUVs, the 40/20/40 split-folding front bench seats come with improperly installed seatbelt brackets. Because these potentially defective parts sit in the center of the front row, the seatbelt can fail to restrain a passenger in the event of an accident or an abrupt, hard braking. This could expose occupants to serious injury risks.  

Avoid Personal Injury Risks: Respond To Auto Recalls Promptly

According to GM, impacted vehicle owners might hear a rattling noise from the center of the front row or even from the console area if the brackets fail. In some cases, the seatbelt can become fully detached. Whatever the case, impacted vehicle owners should not allow anyone to occupy the seats affected by this problem until the vehicle is repaired. 

Beginning February 1st, GM will contact all impacted vehicle owners to share news on the recall. If you own one of these vehicles, you will be able to schedule a visit to a dealership where your truck or SUV will be inspected and fitted with reassembled seatbelt brackets. 

Repairs should be carried out for free.

If you would like to know more about this recall, you can read more at this link