GM recalls pickups, cars to fix seat and belt glitches

In this Jan. 12, 2009 file photo, the General Motors logo is on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling nearly 470,000 Chevrolet Malibu midsize cars to fix potentially weakened steel cables that link the front seat belts to the vehicles.

The company also is recalling about 53,000 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickup trucks to fix seat frame hooks that weren’t installed properly during assembly.

The Malibu recall covers cars from the 2011 and 2012 model years mainly in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The cables can weaken and break as people move in the seats, causing the seat belts to fail.

GM says it knows of no crashes but one minor injury due to the problem. There have been 36 warranty claims.

Dealers will replace a mounting bracket and inspect the cable and replace it if needed.

The pickup recall covers 2015 models in the U.S. and Canada. Dealers will inspect seats for proper installation and make sure the seat frame hooks are properly attached to the body.

GM says it knows of no crashes or injuries because of the problem.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s