The problem: according to a GM document, the “flexible steel cable that connects the safety belt to the vehicle at the outside of the front driver seat can fatigue and separate over time.” The covering on the cable of affected vehicles may show visible signs of wear, the automaker also said, “including rears, holes or wear marks.” Affected vehicles were actually repaired under a previous recall (NHTSA Recall No. 16V518) and “may not have received a complete repair under the recall,” hence this subsequent action.
The hazards: GM says that in a crash, a fatigued seat belt cable “could break, reducing the effectiveness of the vehicle’s safety belts and increasing the risk of injury to the occupant.”
The fix: Dealers will inspect the vehicles to determine whether a new seat trim piece, which can reduce cable wear, was installed under the previous recall. If necessary, the dealership will replace the trim with the redesigned part. Dealers will also inspect and, if needed, replace the seatbelt pretensioner cable.
Affected components: seat cushion outer finish trim piece, seatbelt pre-tensioner cable assembly.
- 2014 Chevy Caprice PPV
- 2015 Chevy Caprice PPV
- 2016 Chevy Caprice PPV
- 2014 Chevy SS
- 2015 Chevy SS
- 2016 Chevy SS
Number of affected vehicles: GM did not indicate how many vehicles are affected by this recall campaign.
Owners should: GM will notify owners of affected vehicles and instruct them to make an appointment with their dealer. If owners are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall, they can visit my.gm.com/
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V518
- GM recall number: N2023312100
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153