General Motors To Recall Almost 250k Vehicles For Seatbelt Issues
According to Reuters – Washington, the Detroit automaker has announced today it’s intention to recall more than 243.000 vehicles, mostly in the USA, for inspection of damage on the safety belts. The targeted cars come from the 2009 – 2010 crossover sport utilities range, several thousand of which were sold in Mexico, Canada, Saudi Arabia, China and other countries.
Some of the models subjected to this service recall are Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlok. The Enclave and Acadia are not at their first, or even second service recall, as you can see here.
Regarding safety concerns, GM has declared that potential damage to the second row seat belts could make appear as if the latch were properly secured when in fact it was not. Also, there are no known cases of failure to the seat belt system in a crash, according to the manufacturer.
During this month, the owners of troublesome models will be informed of the recall by means of letter, in order to make the necessary appointments with dealership service departments for repairs.
In the documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), GM reports that the problem was discovered during warranty returns and all damage was of cosmetic nature.