A recall has been issued for certain 2021 model-year full-size GM SUVs due to an issue related to the third-row seat belts.
The problem: in affected GM SUVs, one or both of the third-row outboard seatbelts may have been inadvertently entrapped in or misrouted behind the outboard seat-folding mechanism. A seat belt in this condition may be damaged by the seat folding mechanism. This problem can be traced back the installation of the third-row seat at the factory.
The hazards: a damaged seat belt can break during a crash. This would increase the risk of injury to the occupant.
The fix: dealers will inspect the third-row outboard seat belts for damage and correct the routing of the belt itself. Seat belts that are damaged will be replaced. These repairs will be performed at no cost to the vehicle owner. It is believed that less than one percent of vehicles affected by this issue will need to have the seatbelts replaced. Most vehicles will simply need the belts to be re-routed.
Affected components: third-row outboard seat belts.
- 2021 Cadillac Escalade
- 2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV
- 2021 Chevy Tahoe
- 2021 Chevy Suburban
- 2021 GMC Yukon
- 2021 GMC Yukon XL
Owners should: owners of affected GM SUVs will be contacted by the automaker and instructed to make an appointment with their dealer. Those owners who may be unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall can visit my.gm.com/recalls and type in their VIN to view any open recalls or other actions that may be active on it.
- GM recall number: N202313000
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GMC Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782
- Cadillac Customer Service: 1-877-248-2080
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
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