By David Thomas on August 17, 2010
GM announced today it is recalling 207,210 of its crossovers — including the 2009 and 2010 model year Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook — due to a faulty piece of trim on the second row of seats.
This trim can make it harder to return the second row to an upright position after being folded flat. The seat belt buckle can also come in contact with the frame, and if there is enough pressure, the red release button could be partially depressed. As a result, the seat belt may not properly restrain the passenger in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
The recall will begin on or before Aug. 31, and dealers will modify the trim shields on the second row and replace and belt buckles if they’re damaged. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-630-2438, Buick at 866-608-8080, GMC at 866-996-9463, Saturn at 800-972-8876 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s hot line at 888-327-4236.
Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David