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General Motors recalls over 430,000 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles because Steel Cable that Anchors Seat Belt may Fail

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured April 8th, 2010, to October 11th, 2012.

In the affected vehicles, the flexible steel cables that connect the seat belts to the vehicle at the outside of the driver seat and the front passenger seat may be bent from being sat on while entering the vehicle. This repeated bending may result in the cable breaking.

2012 Chevrolet Malibu is one of the vehicle models being recalled.

2012 Chevrolet Malibu is one of the vehicle models being recalled.

Vehicle Information

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Report Receipt Date: May 8th, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V269000
Component(s): Seat Belts
Potential Number of Units Affected: 437,045

Vehicle Make / Model Model Year(s)
Chevrolet / Malibu 2011-2012

Consequence

If the cable breaks, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.

Remedy

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the outboard lap anchor mounting bracket and inspect the flexible steel cable, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 3rd, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1.800.222.1020. GM’s number for this recall is 15031.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov


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