Over one million Chevy Siverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks are being recalled by General Motors (GM) due to faulty seat belts.
A steel cable that connects the seat belts to the trucks has a tendency to wear and separate over time. Once it separates, the belts could come loose and not hold the driver if they are involved in a crash.
The defect has not been tied to any crashes or injuries. GM says it found the issue through its warranty data with the problem mostly occurring in trucks used by businesses where the driver gets in and out of the vehicle often. And even though the recall is rather large, they have enough in their warranty reserves to cover the expenses to fix the defect.
The recall in Alaska and across the United States includes over 895,000 2014 and 2015 model year Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras.
To fix the problem, dealers have to enlarge the opening and install a new bracket on the cable tensioner. In some cases, they may need to replace the tensioner.
If you own one of these vehicles, you should be receiving a notice from GM in the near future. However, there is no official recall date set yet.