Seatbelt Issue Spurs GM Crossover Recall
WASHINGTON - General Motors Corp. is recalling more than 207,000 crossovers because of a potential problem with the second row of seatbelts, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall affects MY 2009-2010 models of the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook.
The second-row-seat side trim shield may restrict the upward rotation of the safety belt buckle when the seat back is returned to a seating position after being folded flat. If the buckle contacts the seat frame, the task of returning the seat to a seating position may become more difficult. If a high level of force is applied, the buckle cover could be pushed down the strap, exposing and partially depressing the red release button. As a result, the safety belt would be ineffective and fail to protect the occupant during a crash.
Dealers will modify the second-row-seat side trim shields. If a safety belt is damaged, dealers will also replace it free of charge.
The safety recall is expected to begin around Aug. 31.