GM Recalls 900,000 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Trucks

April 15, 2016 by Carina Ockedahl, @Ockis9

General Motors is recalling 895,232 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks in the U.S. because of a seat belt flaw, the automaker said Friday.

The recall affects the 1500, or half-ton version, of the trucks from the 2014-2015 model years.

A cable connecting the seat belt to the truck could wear out and break over time, increasing the risk of an injury.

“The flexible steel cable that connects the seat belt to the vehicle can fatigue and separate over time as a result of the driver repeatedly bending the cable when entering the seat,” GM said.

The automaker discovered the problem through warranty data.

No crashes or injuries associated with this issue have been reported.

GM still has about 3,000 new trucks on dealer lots that are subject to the recall. They won’t be sold until the problem is resolved.

To fix the issue, mechanics will “enlarge the side shield opening, install a pusher bracket on the tensioner, and if necessary, replace the tensioner assembly,” GM said.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not yet included the recall on their website.


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