General Motors is voluntarily recalling 895,232 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks from the 2014-2015 model years. Along with recalls from worldwide markets, the total number of vehicles recalled globally is 1,037,982.
The reason for the recall, as indicated by GM in their press release, is because “the flexible steel cable that connects the seat belt to the vehicle can fatigue and separate over time as a result of the driver repeatedly bending the cable when entering the seat.” The issue was discovered by the company through warranty data. So far no related injuries or deaths have been reported.
Customers whose vehicles are affected by the recall will be notified by GM. However, the company hasn’t yet stated when they will begin reaching out to owners. To remedy the issue, dealers will “enlarge the side shield opening, install a pusher bracket on the tensioner, and if necessary, replace the tensioner assembly.”
In the United States, GM has also issued a stop-sale for the approximately 3,000 affected vehicles that still remain on dealer lots. Dealers will repair the vehicles before they are made available for purchase.