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Recall 13V488000

Front Seat Backs Have Free Play

Recall Details

The front seat backs may have excessive free play. Dealers will inspect the seat back recliner mechanisms and make adjustments as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The front seat backs may have too much free play, and as such may move too much in an accident, leading to injury.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in October 2013. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number is 13323.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 17, 2013

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 17, 2013
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
18,972
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
13V488000
Component
SEATS
Summary
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles manufactured August 1, 2013, through September 10, 2013, and equipped with manual reclining seatbacks. In the affected vehicles, either of the front seatbacks may have play. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 202a, "Head Restraints."
Consequence
If the vehicle is struck from behind, the head restraint may not properly protect occupants, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
GM has notified owners. Dealers will inspect the seatback recliner mechanisms and make adjustments, as needed, free of charge. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 and GMC at 1-800-462-8782. GM's recall number is 13323.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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