August 21, 2022 – General Motors (NYSE:GM), which owns the Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC brands, is recalling 484,155 SUVs seat belts that may not protect the occupant in the event of a crash. This increases the risk of an injury.
Vehicles affected by this recall include:
- 2021 – 2022 Cadillac Escalade
- 2021 – 2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV
- 2021 – 2022 Chevrolet Suburban
- 2021 – 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe
- 2021 – 2022 GMC Yukon
- 2021 – 2022 GMC Yukon XL
Affected vehicles have a third row of seats with seat belts that are held in place by metal fasteners called rivets which are part of the belt buckle.
Due to a supplier error, these rivets were not formed correctly during manufacturing and could break during a crash.
The occupant may get ejected from the car and get seriously hurt in a crash.
Other GM recalls
Among previous Chevrolet Tahoe recalls the one from October 2021 caused by stalling issues is the most recent.
There was a small GMC Yukon recall in January of this year due to “a loss of drive power,” according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) records. Both recalls included other vehicles.
Among other GM recalls there was one for Terrain SUVs due to a blinding-headlights’ issue in March, as reported.
Dealers will inspect how the seat belt is secured and replace the buckle if needed. The repair is free of charge.
Vehicle owners will be notified on September 26, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
This GM seat belt recall is affecting almost half a million SUVs. To do a GM or Chevrolet recall check and see if yours is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.