Vehicles Affected: Approximately 47,000 model-year 2011-13 Chevrolet Caprice sedans manufactured between Oct. 15, 2010, and Oct. 22, 2013; and 2008-09 Pontiac G8 sedans manufactured between July 25, 2007, and Feb. 18, 2009
The Problem: The flexible steel cables that connect the seat belts to the vehicle at the outside of the driver and front passenger seats may be bent from being sat on while entering the vehicle; this repeated bending may result in the cable breaking. If the cable breaks, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained in a crash, increasing the risk of an injury.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the seat belt tensioner assembly, which includes the steel cable, for free.
What Owners Should Do: GM has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020 or Pontiac at 800-762-2737, or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov, for more information.
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