Seat Belt Issue Prompts Recall of 624,000 GM Pickups

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Front Side Profile

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By Jen Burklow

Seat belts are critical to passenger safety, and an unsecured seat belt bracket in the front-row center seating position of approximately 624,000 GM pickup trucks is prompting a recall. Affected vehicles are model-year 2019-21 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks; and model-year 2020-21 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 and GMC Sierra 2500/3500 pickups. 

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In these vehicles, the seat belt bracket may not be secured to the center-seat frame. If the bracket is not secured, the seat belt may not restrain the occupant in the front-center seat increasing the risk of injury in a crash. Obviously, vehicles without a front center seat — which is to say, outboard bucket seats — don’t have the problem.

GM will notify owners and dealers will inspect the left- and right-side bracket attachments for the center belt and reassemble them correctly as necessary, free of charge. The recall is estimated to begin Feb. 1, 2021. Owners with questions may contact Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 800-462-8782 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236. They also can visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

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