GM Recalls 50K Vehicles for Seat Belt Issue

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

GM has announced a new recall that affects 50,043 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.

The American automaker is recalling 2011-2013 Chevrolet Caprice and 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 vehicles for a possible issue with flexible steel cables that connect seat belts to the chassis. According to the recall notice, the flexible steel cable may fatigue and separate as occupants move, or in some vehicles, drivers or passengers can sit on the steel cable while entering the cars, resulting in it bending and separating.

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No injuries related to the issue are known and GM says that parts for the recall are not yet available. The free repair will replace the seat belt tensioner assembly including the steel cable and the new parts will position the tensioner cable out of the way as someone enters a vehicle. In addition, GM will use a more flexible cable on the affected vehicles.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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