2009-'14 Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse Recalled for Seatbelt Problem | Edmunds

2009-'14 Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse Recalled for Seatbelt Problem


Just the Facts:
  • General Motors is recalling 1,339,355 2009-'14 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia crossover vehicles to fix a front seatbelt cable that can wear out and eventually fail.
  • GM has told dealers they cannot sell new or used models of the vehicles until the repairs are made.
  • No date has been set for the recall.

WASHINGTON General Motors is recalling 1,339,355 2009-'14 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia crossover vehicles to fix a front seatbelt cable that can wear out and eventually fail, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

GM has told dealers they cannot sell new or used models of the vehicles until the repairs are made.

"In the affected vehicles, the flexible steel cable that connects the seatbelt to the front outboard seating positions may fatigue and separate over time," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If the steel cable becomes fatigued and separates, the seatbelt may not properly restrain the seat occupant, increasing the risk of an injury in a crash."

GM said in a statement that there have been no fatalities associated with the recall.

The affected Enclaves were built from April 14, 2008 through May 14, 2014. The affected Traverses were built from June 6, 2008 through May 14, 2014. The affected Acadias were built from April 9, 2008 through May 14, 2014.

GM dealers will repair and replace the lap pretensioner. No date has been set for the recall. Owners can contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, Buick at 1-800-521-7300 and GMC at 1-800-462-8782.

Edmunds says: The required parts are not available at this time, so owners will have to wait for their formal notice. But if you are having a problem with one of these GM crossovers in the meantime, take it into your dealership.

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