General Motors recalls SUVs over faulty driver’s seats

Warren, MI – October 8, 2022 – General Motors (NYSE:GM), which owns the Chevrolet and GMC brands, is recalling 7,571 vehicles over a problem with the driver’s seat which may affect the  seat’s ability to restrain the occupant in the event of a crash.

The recall covers the following models: 

  • 2022 – 2023 Chevrolet Equinox
  • 2022 GMC Terrain

Recall summary

In the affected models, a bolt that allows the driver to adjust the seat may be loose or “stripped” due to a supplier error. This could cause it to fall out.

The component involved in this recall is the front seat assembly cushion with part number 13525388.  

Recall risks

If the pivot bolt separates from the seat frame, it reduces the seat’s ability to secure the occupant when a crash happens,  increasing the risk of injury.

Warning signs

Seats with improperly installed bolts may squeak, rattle or feel loose.

Other General Motors recalls 

In April 2022, there was a Chevrolet recall due to defective windshield wipers, which could compromise visibility and increase the risk of an accident, as reported.

That same month, the manufacturer also issued a recall for 725,000 2010 – 2017 GMC Terrain SUVs over a problem with the headlights, which have been found to be too bright, potentially blinding oncoming motorists and increasing the risk of a crash and injury.

The repair

Dealers will inspect the driver’s seat and replace the seat cushion frame, if necessary. All repairs will be free of charge.

 Affected owners will be notified on or around November 14, 2022.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 7,000 vehicles are affected by this Chevrolet and GMC seat recall. To see if your vehicle is included, run a Chevrolet recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool. To perform GM recall checks, use the same tool.

Joseph EstabilloGeneral Motors recalls SUVs over faulty driver’s seats

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