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Recall 15V399000

Front Seat Belt Mountings May Break

Recall Details

The cables that attach the front driver's and passenger's seat belts to the vehicle may bend and break over time. Dealers will relocate and replace the seat belt tensioner assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The cables that attach the front seat belts to the vehicle may bend and break over time, resulting in the belts being ineffective.

What Should You Do?

General Motors will notify owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for notification is not available as of the time of this writing). 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 15206.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., June 23, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 23, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
47,042
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V399000
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Chevrolet Caprice vehicles manufactured October 15, 2010, to October 22, 2013, and 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 vehicles manufactured July 25, 2007, to February 18, 2009. In the affected vehicles, the flexible steel cables that connect the seat belts to the vehicle at the outside of the driver seat and the front passenger seat may be bent from being sat on while entering the vehicle. This repeated bending may result in the cable breaking.
Consequence
If the cable breaks, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seat belt tensioner assembly which includes the steel cable, free of charge. These replacement parts reposition the tensioner cable out of the path of entry into the vehicle and uses a more flexible cable, set at a more upright angle. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. GM's number for this recall is 15206.
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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