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 restrain occupants in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
The fix: dealers will be instructed to inspect the rivet head formation on both the left and right side third-row seat belt buckle assemblies and replace seat belt buckle assemblies, as necessary. These repairs will be performed at no cost to the vehicle owner.
Affected components: third-row seat belt buckle assembly.
- 2021-2022 GMC Yukon
- 2021-2022 GMC Yukon XL
Owners should: owners of affected GMC Yukon models 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
- GMC Customer Service: 1-866-694-6546
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153