484,000 Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC SUVs Recalled for Seat Belt Assemblies

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GM’s lineup of redesigned full-size SUVs are once again the subject of a recall, this time including both model-year 2021 and 2022 variants of the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. Faulty rivets on the seat belt assembly are the cause.

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More than 484,000 SUVs equipped with third-row seating are affected. The rivet that retains the buckle to the mounting bracket in the left- or right-side third-row seat belt buckle assembly may have been improperly formed. Belts with deformed rivets may not properly restrain passengers, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.

To resolve the issue, dealers will inspect the rivet head formation on both sides of the third-row seat belt buckle assemblies and replace them, as necessary, for free. Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC parent automaker GM will begin notifying owners Sept. 26, but those with further questions can call Cadillac at 800-458-8006, Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 800-462-8782 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

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