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Recall 16V518000

Driver's Seat Belt Tensioner Cable Separates

Recall Details

The driver's front seat belt tensioner may wear through on the seat side shield and separate, resulting in the driver not being properly secured in an accident. Dealers will inspect the tensioner to ensure it is not damaged, replacing ones that are, and install a cable guide to prevent repeated damage. Also, vehicles will receive a new seat trim with a redesigned opening for the cable routing. All repairs will be done free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The driver's front seat belt tensioner cable may separate as a result of being repeatedly bent over the seat side shield as the driver enters and exits the vehicle. This can result in the driver not being properly secure in an accident, increasing risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Chevrolet must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 31340.

Body, Interior & Misc., July 08, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 08, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
15,486
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V518000
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Chevrolet Caprice Police Pursuit vehicles manufactured May 14, 2013 through June 14, 2016, and Chevrolet SS vehicles manufactured May 14, 2013 through April 27, 2016. The driver's seat belt tensioner cable may be repeatedly bent over the seat side shield as the driver enters and exits the vehicle causing the cable to fatigue and separate.
Consequence
If the tensioner cable separates, the driver may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tensioner cable assembly, replacing any cable that is damaged. For vehicles that do not require a tensioner assembly replacement, a cable guide will be installed. All vehicles will receive new seat trim with a redesigned opening for the cable routing. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 31340.
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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