General Motors has issued two large recalls -- one for the 2011-2012 Chevrolet Malibu, the other for 2015 models of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup. According to Auto News, the recalls affect more than 522,000 vehicles, 485,000 of which are registered in the U.S.
RECALL #1: 2011-2012 Chevrolet Malibu
UNITS AFFECTED: 437,045 registered in the U.S., 31,842 elsewhere
The Malibu's problem lies in the cable that connects the seat belt to the car itself. As passengers adjust their seats, that cable is subjected to unusual wear, and as a result, it could break or separate from the vehicle. Should that happen, it won't protect passengers as it ought to during an accident.
GM says that 36 complaints have been filed about the issue, one of which was associated with a minor injury. The automaker says that after receiving recall notices, owners can take their vehicles to Chevrolet dealerships, where the lap pretensioner will be replaced, if necessary.
RECALL #2: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon
UNITS AFFECTED: 48,309 registered in the U.S., 4,620 in Canada