2011-12 Chevrolet Malibu, 2015 Chevrolet Colorado & GMC Canyon Recalled: 522,000 Vehicles Affected

May 13, 2015

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.

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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

In these two current-model pickups, GM says that some seat frames may have been improperly attached to the vehicle. If that's the case, they may separate from the truck during a collision, increasing the risk of injury to occupants. Thankfully, GM says that no accidents, injuries, or deaths have been linked to the problem.
 
The automaker says that Colorado and Canyon owners affected by the recall will receive notice by mail. Afterward, they can take their vehicles to a Chevrolet or GMC dealer, who will inspect and repair the seat frame attachment hooks, if necessary.
 
 
If you own one of the vehicles listed above and have questions, you're encouraged to contact Chevrolet customer service at (800) 222-1020 or GMC customer service at (888) 988-7267 for additional details.

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