General Motors pickup trucks may well be gaining ground on the ever-popular Ford F-150 but they are experiencing a minor setback (of sorts) with a seat belt recall that includes nearly 1-million-units.
Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website and enter your vehicle identification number (VIN) to see if your car or truck is under a current recall. The VIN can be obtained by looking through the lower, left (driver’s) corner of the front windshield. The 17-character VIN is stamped or etched on a small metal tag affixed to the dash.
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NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V209000
General Motors Recall Campaign Number: 15822
Vehicles Affected: Certain 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks manufactured from January 29, 2013 through January 21, 2015. Approximately 895,000 vehicles are expected for inclusion in this recall campaign.
While entering the vehicle, the seat belt tensioner cable may be positioned such that the driver slides over it. This movement may result in the fatigue and separation of the cable.
If the tensioner cable separates, the driver may not be properly restrained in the event of a motor vehicle crash, increasing their risk of bodily injury or death.
GM will notify owners with detailed instructions for contacting qualified dealers that will modify the vehicles to prevent the tensioner from being damaged. Any tensioner that has already been damaged will be replaced, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782.