The defect: according to GM, affected models may have driver or passenger front-seat frames with a lower crossbar that was not welded properly.
The hazards: Insufficient or faulty welds on the front-seat structure may “degrade management of occupant loads in certain crashes,” GM says, which may increase the risk of injury in a crash for occupants seated in affected front seats.
Number of affected vehicles: only 341 units are affected in the United States. It’s not clear how many vehicles in Canada may be affected by the problem.
Affected components: front driver and passenger lower structural crossbar.
- 2019 Buick Regal
- 2020 Buick Regal
The fix: GM has not yet provided details on how dealers will fix faulty welds on the front-seat crossbars. For now, dealers will inspect the front crossbar to ensure the welds are up to par. The inspection will be done at no cost to the customer.
Owners should: owners who own an affected vehicle will be notified by mail by GM and instructed to make an appointment with their dealer. If 2019 or 2020 Buick Regal owners are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected, they can visit my.gm.com/
- General Motors Recall Number: N192278300
- Buick Customer Service: 1-800-521-7300
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153