Chevrolet and GMC Recall Pickups and SUVs for Faulty Seat Belts

Only vehicles with three-across front bench seats are included

2020 Silverado 1500 Chevrolet

GM is recalling more than 624,000 Chevrolet and GMC SUVs and pickups with front bench seats from the 2019 through 2021 model years because the front center seat belt may not be properly attached to the seat. As a result, the belt may not provide adequate protection to front-center passengers in a crash, which could cause injury or death.

The front-center seating position should not be used until a fix is performed, the automaker said in a statement. A free repair should be ready by February 2021. In the meantime, GM said it will provide free courtesy transportation to owners of affected vehicles.

The automaker says it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this recall.

The Details

Vehicles recalled:
• 2019 through 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup trucks
• 2019 through 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks
• 2020 and 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks
• 2020 and 2021 GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks
• 2021 Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, and GMC Yukon XL SUVs

Only trucks and SUVs with front bench seats are affected. Vehicles with only two front seats are not included in the recall.

The problem: During the vehicle assembly process, GM employees noticed that the seat supplier had not properly attached the front-center seat belt to the seat frame, the automaker said in a written document provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. After further investigation, the automaker found that the same problem may affect other vehicles.

The fix: GMC and Chevrolet dealerships will inspect and reattach the seat belt, if necessary, free of charge.

How to contact the manufacturer: The automaker will contact owners via first-class mail starting in February 2021. Owners may also contact GMC at 800-462-8782 or Chevrolet at 800-222-1020.

NHTSA campaign number: 20V792. GM's own number for this recall is N202314670.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and this recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.

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Despite my love for quirky, old European sedans like the Renault Medallion, it's my passion to help others find a safe, reliable car that still puts a smile on their face—even if they're stuck in traffic. When I'm not behind the wheel or the keyboard, you can find me exploring a new city on foot or planning my next trip.