Monday, April 25, 2016

Its Recall Mondays: GM Is In The Hot Seat


AUTOMAKER: GENERAL MOTORS

NO. OF IMPACTED CUSTOMERS: 895,232
SUMMARY:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks manufactured January 29, 2013, to January 21, 2015. While entering the vehicle, the seat belt tensioner cable may be positioned such that the driver slides over it. This movement may result in the fatigue and separation of the cable.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the tensioner cable separates, the driver may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.
REMEDY:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will modify the vehicles to prevent the tensioner from being damaged. Any tensioner that has already been damaged will be replaced, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 15822.

1 comment:

Webb Rowan said...

Car recalls are never fun. Can you imagine how many people have been affected by this issue before the company realises that they need to do something about it? That's not the kind of numbers you want to think about.