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Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra seatbelt recall affects 1 million units

General Motors is voluntarily recalling over one million (1,037,982 to be exact) Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups from the 2014-2015 model years around the world due to a flexible seatbelt steel cable that can fatigue and separate over time as a result of the driver repeatedly bending the cable when entering the seat.

Of that number, 895,232 are found in the U.S., where a stop-sale has been ordered (for the approximately 3,000 units still on dealer lots). The rest are in Canada, Mexico, and several countries in Latin America and the Middle East.

This issue was discovered through warranty data. Fortunately, there have been no reports of crashes, injuries, or fatalities related to this issue.

Affected owners will be notified shortly. Dealers will enlarge the side shield opening, install a pusher bracket on the tensioner, and if necessary, replace the tensioner assembly.