Safety & Accident

Chevrolet Caprice PPV and SS Recalled for Seat Belts

August 28, 2016

Image courtesy of NHTSA.
Image courtesy of NHTSA.

General Motors is recalling 15,486 2014-2016 model-year Chevrolet SS cars and Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicles because of a potential problem with the driver’s seat belt, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In these vehicles, the driver’s seat belt tensioner cable may be repeatedly bent over the seat side shield as the driver enters and exits the vehicle. This may cause the cable to fatigue and separate. As a result, the driver may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, NHTSA warned on its website.

The Chevrolet SS vehicles at issue were manufactured from May 14, 2013, through April 27, 2016. The Chevrolet Caprice PPVs were manufactured from May 14, 2013, through June 14, 2016.

To fix the problem, dealers will inspect the tensioner cable assembly and replace any damaged cable. In vehicles that don’t require a tensioner assembly replacement, a cable guide will be installed. All vehicles will receive new seat trim with a redesigned opening for the cable routing. These repairs will be performed free of charge.

Vehicle owners can reach Chevrolet customer service at (800) 222-1020. GM’s number for this recall is 31340.

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