GM recalls 2011 Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain, Cadillac SRX over seatbelt defect

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 20, 2010

General Motors has issued the recall of 111,136 Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX vehicles, which are all from the 2011 model year. GM discovered that the seat belt buckle anchors are weak and may fail to perform as required in case of a crash. To date, there have been no reported injuries or deaths related to this defect.

In a press release, GM said that these vehicles were fitted with a seat belt buckle anchor with cracks that may lead to a fracture if the buckle is rotated in a certain way.

In a crash, this may contribute to peak seat belt loads. GM added that if the buckle anchor separates, the risk of injury increases as the seat belt system will no longer be able to restrain the occupant in a secondary impact.

GM said that in January, it will be sending out notices to the owners of the vehicles covered in the recall. GM will fix these vehicles for free. Further details will be given at the start of the recall.

GM’s crossover lineup has experienced several problems. It had previously recalled 4,000 SRX vehicles from the 2010 model year over damage to the power steering line. Last May, GM recalled this same SRX model because of engine pre-ignition issues.

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