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Recall 08V238000

Seat Belts May Not Latch or Unlatch

Recall Details

The front and rear seat belt buckles may not latch or unlatch. In a crash, a seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will inspect the buckles and replace them if they are found to be defective. Buckles found to function properly will have the upper buckle cover replaced. The recall began April 30, 2008. The GM recall number is 05113A.

Our Quick Take

The seat belts may not latch or unlatch. In a crash, a seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

Please contact your GM 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 30, 2008

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 30, 2008
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4,003
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
08V238000
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
GM IS RECALLING 4,003 MY 2006 CHEVROLET EXPRESS AND GMC SAVANA FULL-SIZE PASSENGER, CARGO, OR CUTAWAY VANS. THE FRONT AND REAR SEAT BELT BUCKLES WILL NOT LATCH OR WILL NOT UNLATCH.
Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, A SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BUCKLES AND, IF FOUND TO BE INOPERATIVE, THE ENTIRE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY WOULD BE REPLACED. FOR BUCKLES FOUND TO BE OPERATIVE, DEALER WILL REPLACE ONLY THE UPPER BUCKLE COVER. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 30, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 OR GMC AT 1-866-996-9463. NOTE: THIS CAMPAIGN IS AN EXPANSION OF A PREVIOUS RECALL (PLEASE SEE 05V558).
Notify
GM RECALL NO. 05113A. 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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