General Motors is recalling certain units of the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014-2015 GMC Sierra pickup trucks over an issue with the seatbelt system.
The defect: 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.
The hazards: if the flexible steel cable that connects the seat belt to the vehicle fatigues and separates, the performance of the seat belt system will deteriorate. This can lead to injury during a crash or accident.
Reported injuries or fatalities: this issue was discovered through warranty data, and there have been no reports of crashes, injuries or fatalities related to this issue.
- Chevrolet Silverado 1500:
- 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
- 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
- GMC Sierra 1500:
- 2014 GMC Sierra 1500
- 2015 GMC Sierra 1500
Number of vehicles affected: 1,037,982 units globally, which includes:
- United States: 895,232 units
- Canada: 108,604 units
- Mexico: TBA
- Middle East: TBA
- South America: TBA
The fix: for trucks in the field, dealers will inspect the cable sleeve for wear and replace the tensioner if necessary. Dealers will also add a bracket to reposition the tensioner, and modify the side shield opening to provide more clearance for the tensioner. Customers will be notified by General Motors about the required action.
For trucks that are still on dealer lots, a stop-sale of 2014 and 2015 model year pickups has been issued. Dealers will repair the vehicles prior to delivering them to customers.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this GM recall should visit recalls.gm.com. There, owners will be able to enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs. If the vehicle is part of the recall, customers should take it to a Chevrolet or GMC dealer.
Owners can also contact Chevrolet customer service or GMC customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GMC Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782
- GM Recall Number: 15822
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 16V209000
Notes: GM says that the cost of the recall is not expected to be significant and is covered within normal and customary warranty reserves.