• Damien Thomas Posted: 8/18/2010 3:33pm PDT

    Agree with Eric, I would have assumed that after a 100 years of building cars, seat belts would be a no-brainer by now.

  • ColtsChiefsTitans Posted: 8/18/2010 9:46am PDT

    This is NOTHING compared to the Toyota TUNDRA and TACOMA recall over bad FRAMES! I dropped the Highlander off today and the shop guy showed me an older Tundra (pre-09 redesign) and the thing was completely pulled apart, a new frame had just been put in, the old one sitting outside the shop.... we are NOT talking about a new bar here or there, we are talking about replacing the ENTIRE FRAME!!! He told me a lady in a Tacoma had the frame snap in 2 after filling her gas tank (did not say if she had a full load in the bed or not).... WOW! I had no idea they had those kinds of problems... talk about worlds apart from seat belts and floor mats!

  • almprin06 Posted: 8/18/2010 5:04am PDT

    Obviously, absent minded passengers are just trying to "blame" the vehicle for their mistakes - people are simply performing "belt-buckle-misapplication".
    No such thing as design defects! Just ask Toyota or their pals at the NHTSA.
    Not the vehicles fault...passengers are simply performing "belt-buckle-misapplication".

  • Radical Realist Posted: 8/18/2010 3:13am PDT

    In light of the witch-hunt against Toyota, which had a scattered handful of problems with floormats and a rusty accelerator, every carmaker is being super-extra-careful to recall anything for any reason at any time.
    I'm waiting for the first recall for paint to be replaced because it "shows a higher propensity to chip under certain rough road conditions in specific climates" ....

  • Harout Posted: 8/17/2010 9:28pm PDT

    who wears seat belts anyways...

  • Eric Berlin\ Posted: 8/17/2010 3:51pm PDT

    It's pretty wild that with all the tech in cars these days they are still working out the kinks on seat belts.

  • Fizz Posted: 8/17/2010 2:00pm PDT

    GM certainly looks out for its customers. Your article cites no injuries or fatalities, just that the seatbelt, "might," appear to be latched when it is not and that the seat trim, "might," jam up against the mechanism. Who doesn't give their seatbelt a little tug once it is latched to ensure the buckle is locked?
    Too bad other manufacturers (Toyota) don't do anything until drivers are injured or killed. I wonder how many owners will even respond to this recall.
    Kudos to your writers for not blowing this out of proportion and writing a balanced, factual article.

  • Marv Posted: 8/17/2010 1:54pm PDT

    So there's only a problem if you force it? Why should GM have to pay for that?

  • smith Posted: 8/17/2010 1:53pm PDT

    Hey look at the bright side, this means they are selling vehicles! I still call it a win.