General Motors recall 2022: 484K SUVs recalled to fix problem 3rd-row seat belts, NHTSA says

ByRob McLean, CNN Business, CNNWire
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
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The General Motors recall affects 484,155 vehicles, according to NHTSA.

CHICAGO -- GM is recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicles because of a problem with third-row seatbelts, CNN reported.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicated on August 11 that GM is recalling 2021-2022 Cadillac Escalades, Chevrolet Suburbans, Tahoes and GMC Yukons that have third-row seats.

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"The rivet that retains the buckle to the mounting bracket in the left or right side third-row seat belt buckle assembly may have been improperly formed," NHTSA indicated.

The recall affects 484,155 vehicles, according to NHTSA. NHTSA said that while GM "is not aware of any accidents or injuries related" to the seatbelts, the car maker did receive several field reports that could be related to the problem.

The administration advised that "dealers will inspect the rivet head formation on both the left and right side third-row seat belt buckle assemblies and replace seat belt buckle assemblies, as necessary, free of charge."

GM could not be reached for comment late Tuesday evening.

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