Approximately 15,800 model-year 2018-2019 Cadillac CT6 sedans and Escalade ESV SUVs, Chevrolet Suburban SUVs and Volt hybrids, and GMC Yukon XL SUVs are being recalled due to an issue with the rear seat belt retractors used to secure child car seats. Some second-row or third-row seat belt retractor assemblies may not automatically lock when the seat belt is fully pulled out of the retractor, which could prevent a child seat from being properly secured, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GM did not immediately announce an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Cadillac at 800-458-8006, Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 800-462-8782 or the National Highway Traffic Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect the rear seat belt retractors and replace them, if necessary.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.