DETROIT — General Motors is recalling 437,045 2011-'12 Chevrolet Malibu sedans in the U.S. to fix a potentially defective seatbelt cable that can fatigue and separate over time as a result of occupant movement in the seat, the automaker said in a statement on Tuesday.
GM said one minor injury may be related to the recall. In addition, it has received 36 claims related to the problem.
Chevrolet dealers will replace the outboard lap-mounting bracket to relocate the tensioner slightly rearward. Dealers will also inspect the cable and, if necessary, replace the lap pre-tensioner. A date has not been specified for the recall. Owners can contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.
No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.
Edmunds says: Owners of these cars should wait to receive their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment with their dealer. But if you have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer now.