Recall 18V291000

Driver's Seat Belt Attachment Cable Fatigues And Separates

Recall Details

The driver's front seat belt retractor may become separated from the driver's seat due to failure of the flexible steel attachment cable. Dealers will replace this pretensioner cable and seat side-shield free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The flexible steel cable that attaches the driver's seat belt to the outboard side of the seat may repeatedly be bent and ultimately separate due to cable fatigue. This can allow the driver to be improperly restrained 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 (a timetable of this notification is not available 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 18156.

Body, Interior & Misc., May 03, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 03, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500 and 3500, and Tahoe Police Pursuit and Special-Service vehicles. The flexible steel cable connecting the driver's seat belt to the outboard side of the seat may be repeatedly bent over the seat side shield as the driver enters and exits the vehicle causing the cable to fatigue and separate.
If the pretensioner cable becomes fatigued or breaks, the driver may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the pretensioner cable and seat side-shield, 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 18156.
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
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