The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall on certain examples of the Chevy Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Tahoe, and GMC Sierra 1500 due to a problem related to the seat belt tensioner cable.
The problem: affected vehicles may have received an incorrect replacement tensioner cable assembly as part of a previous recall campaign or repair job. The flexible steel cable connecting the driver’s seat belt to the outboard side of the seat may be repeatedly bent over the seat side shield as the driver enters and exits the vehicle, in turn causing the cable to fatigue and eventually separate completely.
The hazards: a broken pre-tensioner cable can reduce the effectiveness of the driver’s side seatbelt, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
The fix: GM will notify owners of affected vehicles and instruct them to make an appointment with their dealer. Dealers will then replace the driver seat belt lap pre-tensioner at no cost to the vehicle owner.
Affected components: driver-side seatbelt pre-tensioner cable.
Number of affected vehicles: a total of 2,568 vehicles are affected by this problem in the United States.
Next steps: 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/
- GM recall number: N212330040
- NHTSA Campaign number: 21V245000
- NHTSA Safety Hotline Contact: 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GMC Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782