General Motors Co. has recalled more than one million Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups worldwide over concerns about their seat belts, the automaker announced Friday. GM said that it discovered through warranty data that the steel cable that connects the seat belt to the vehicle can separate over time as a result of it being repeatedly bent whenever the driver sits. The automaker noted that no crashes, injuries or fatalities connected to the issue have been reported. To fix the issue, GM said that dealerships will “enlarge the side shield opening, install a pusher bracket on the tensioner and if necessary, replace the tensioner assembly.” Approximately 3,000 new vehicles in the U.S. that are still in the possession of dealerships will be repaired before being delivered to customers.
Approximately 900,000 vehicles are affected in the United States, although GM said that it is also recalling vehicles in other countries, including Canada and Mexico as well as several countries in Latin America and the Middle East, for an approximate total of 1.04 million. “The cost of the recall is not expected to be significant and is covered within normal and customary warranty reserves,” GM said.
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