The problem: in affected vehicles, the rivet that retains the buckle to the mounting bracket in the left or right side third-row seatbelt buckle assembly may not have been properly formed during the manufacturing process.
The hazards: if the third-row seatbelt assembly is not properly riveted, then it may be unable to properly restraint occupants in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
The fix: dealer technicians will be instructed to inspect the third-row seatbelt assembly rivet points and replace the seatbelt buckle assembly if necessary. These repairs will be performed at no cost to the vehicle owner.
Affected components: third-row seat belt buckle assembly
- 2021-2022 Chevy Tahoe
- 2021-2022 Chevy Suburban
Number of affected vehicles: GM did not say how many Chevy Tahoe and Suburban units are affected by this particular issue.
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. Unsold vehicles still in dealership inventory will be placed under a stop-sale order until the relevant repairs are performed. Customers with affected vehicles are advised to not use the third-row seat for transporting humans until the repairs are performed. Those with further questions or concerns can reach out to GM or NHTSA using the contact information included below.
- GM recall number: N222372380
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153