The entirety of the model-year 2021 GM full-size SUV lineup, including the Escalade and Escalade ESV, Suburban and Tahoe, and Yukon and Yukon XL, is being recalled due to faulty seat belts. The backseat outboard seat belts may have been entrapped or misrouted behind the outboard seat-folding mechanism. This could result in damaged seat belts that can break in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
GM will begin notifying owners on May 3. Owners may contact Cadillac at 800-458-8006, Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC 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 outboard seat belts and reroute or replace any damaged ones.
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.