GM is recalling approximately 624,200 vehicles due to seat belt issues. Affected vehicles are model-year 2019-21 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks; model-year 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe SUVs, and GMC Yukon XL SUVs; model-year 2020-21 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks, and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks. The seat belt bracket may not be secured to the center seat frame and the seat belt may not restrain the occupant in the front center seat, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
GM began notifying owners on Feb. 1. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 800-462-8782 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-237-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect the left- and right-side bracket attachments for the center seat belt and reassemble them correctly, as 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.