General Motors Recalls 1.4 Million Pickups for Seat Belt Defect

General motors sign building JAGDETROIT — Some 1.4 million newer General Motors pickup trucks are being recalled due to defective seat belts, the auto make announced Friday morning.

The recall specifically affects some of the automakers most popular vehicles, the 2014 and 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups. The recall includes about 3,000 2014 and 2015 models that are unsold and sitting on dealership lots.

The recall was not prompted by any specific crashes and there are no known injuries as a result of the faulty seat belts. The problem was discovered after a review of warranty date that showed over time the flexible steel cable that connects the seat belt to the vehicle can wear out and potentially separate and fail.

Owners of recalled vehicles may take their truck to be repaired at GM dealerships who will enlarge the side shield opening and install a bracket on the tensioner or replace the assembly.

The recall affects 895,232 vehicles in the United States and 142,000 in other countries.

General Motors is the larges automaker in the United States.


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If you own a vehicle that is giving you repeated problems and believe you may have a lemon, call our lemon law firm at 800-235-6801 to request a free consultation. If you hire us, the auto manufacturer pays our fees and it doesn’t come out of your settlement.

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