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Recall 05V127000

Child Seat Anchoring Instructions May Be Incorrect

Recall Details

The owner's manual indicates the wrong locations for the child seat tether anchors and instructions for anchoring a child seat may be incorrect. Improper use of the child seat anchors could result in injury to the seat occupant. Dealers mailed an owner's manual update that describes the correct location and use of the tether anchors. The recall began April 15, 2005. The GM recall number is 05040.

Our Quick Take

The owner's manual instructions for anchoring a child seat may be incorrect. Improper use of the child seat anchors could result in injury to the seat occupant.

What Should You Do?

Please contact your GMC dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Body, Interior & Misc., April 15, 2005

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 15, 2005
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,536
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
05V127000
Component
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
Summary
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, "CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS" THE REQUIREMENTS FOR LOCATION AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPERLY ATTACHING CHILD RESTRAINTS. THE OWNER MANUAL IN THESE VEHICLES INDICATE THE INCORRECT SEAT LOCATIONS WITH UPPER AND LOWER TETHER ANCHORS, AND PROVIDE INCORRECT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TOP TETHER ANCHORAGE.
Consequence
IMPROPER USE OF CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE COULD RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL MAIL AN OWNER'S MANUAL UPDATE THAT DESCRIBES THE LOCATION AND PROPER USE OF THE TETHER ANCHORS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 15, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.
Notify
GM RECALL NO. 05040.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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