GM is recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicles because of a problem with third-row seatbelts.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicated on August 11 that GM (GM) is recalling 2021-2022 Cadillac Escalades, Chevrolet Suburbans, Tahoes and GM (GM)C Yukons that have third-row seats.
“The rivet that retains the buckle to the mounting bracket in the left or right side third-row seat belt buckle assembly may have been improperly formed,” NHTSA indicated.
The recall affects 484,155 vehicles, according to NHTSA. NHTSA said that while GM “is not aware of any accidents or injuries related” to the seatbelts, the car maker did receive several field reports that could be related to the problem.
The administration advised that “dealers will inspect the rivet head formation on both the left and right side third-row seat belt buckle assemblies and replace seat belt buckle assemblies, as necessary, free of charge.”
GM could not be reached for comment late Tuesday evening.