GM has issued a recall for 18,816 of its vehicles due to a missing rivet in the second- or third-row seat belts, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In the event of an accident, the missing rivet could cause the buckle to separate from the mounting strap, a potentially dangerous failure.
Affected vehicles include the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook, all from the 2009 model year.
An additional 2,149 Saturn Vues are also being recalled due to an incorrect steering knuckle. Though only a small number of vehicles are affected, if both the left and right steering knuckles fail it could lead to a loss of control of the vehicle.
Dealers will inspect all models for the missing rivet, and if not found they will replace it. Owners can contact NHTSA’s hotline at 888-327-4236, or the different brands at the following numbers: