General Motors is recalling approximately 484,155 model-year 2021-2022 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and Yukon XL vehicles equipped with third-row seats. The rivet that holds the seat belt buckle to a mounting bracket on either the left or right side of the third-row seat may have been improperly formed. As a result, the seat belt could fail to properly restrain occupants, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on September 26, 2022. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 800-222-1020, Cadillac customer service at 800-458-8006, GMC customer service at 800-462-8782 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To resolve the issue, dealers will inspect the third-row seat belts. If a defective rivet is found, the seat belt buckle assembly will be replaced.
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.