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Recall 18V673000

Second And Third Row Seat Belts Do Not Lock In Child Seats Properly

Recall Details

The second and third row seat belt retractors may not lock properly to secure a child safety seat as they are designed to do when pulling out the seat belt fully. Dealers will inspect the seat belt retractors in the second and third row and replace them as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

Seat belts in the second and third rows of the vehicle should be able to be extended fully to engage the locking mechanism that secures child safety seats in the seats of the vehicles properly. On affected vehicles, the seat belts in these positions will not lock as needed, leaving child safety seats unsecured, which increases risk of occupant injury in an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Chevrolet, Cadillac or GMC truck must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for 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 18315.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., September 26, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 26, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
15,800
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V673000
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Cadillac CT6, Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, Volt, and GMC Yukon XL vehicles. Certain second-row or third-row rear seatbelts retractor assemblies may not automatically lock when the seatbelt is fully pulled out of the retractor, possibly preventing a child seat from being properly secured. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence
If the child seat is not properly secured in the event of a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear seatbelt retractors and replace them if necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 18315.
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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