General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a product safety recall for certain examples of the 2016-2021 Chevrolet Malibu and 2019-2021 Cadillac XT4 over an issue related to the rear seat belt retractors.
The problem: in affected vehicles, the rear seat belt retractors may have been improperly secured with loose fasteners at the factory. The fasteners in certain vehicles may be missing altogether, as well.
The hazards: an improperly secured seatbelt retractor may not perform properly in a crash, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants. GM says it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this condition.
The fix: dealer technicians will be instructed to inspect and tighten the rear seat belt retractors, as necessary. These repairs will be performed at no cost to the vehicle owner.
Affected components: rear seat belt retractors, seat belt retractor fasteners.
Number of affected vehicles: a total of 437 vehicles are affected by this problem. A total of 402 are located in the United States, including 293 examples of the Chevy Malibu and 109 examples of the Cadillac XT4.
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/
- GM recall number: N212333380
- NHTSA campaign number: 21V649000
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- Cadillac Customer Service: 1-800-333-4223
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153