WASHINGTON — General Motors is recalling 15,486 2014-'16 Chevrolet SS sedans and Chevrolet Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicles because of a seat belt problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"The driver's seat belt tensioner cable may be repeatedly bent over the seat-side shield as the driver enters and exits the vehicle, causing the cable to fatigue and separate," the NHTSA said in its recall summary. "If the tensioner cable separates, the driver may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury."
There are no accidents or injuries linked to the recall, GM spokesman Tom Wilkinson told Edmunds.
The affected Chevrolet SS sedans were built from May 14, 2013, through April 27, 2016. The affected Caprice PPVs were built from May 14, 2013, through June 14, 2016.
Chevrolet dealers will replace any cable that is damaged. For vehicles that do not require a tensioner assembly replacement, a cable guide will be installed. All vehicles will receive new seat trim with a redesigned opening for the cable routing.
A date has not been set for the recall. Owners can contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.
Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should stay in close contact with their Chevrolet dealership on next steps or wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment.