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GM recalls over 23,000 vehicles in Canada

Seats and restraint systems are affected By ,

General Motors is recalling 23,442 vehicles in Canada for separate problems affecting the seats and restraint systems. 

The first recall targets 18,486 Chevrolet Malibu sedans from 2011-2012. In some cases, the flexible steel cable that connects the seat belt to the vehicle structure at the front outboard seating positions can fatigue over time and could separate, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. 

Dealers will therefore replace the outboard lap anchor mounting bracket to relocate the tensioner 30mm rearward. They will also inspect and repair or replace the lap pretensioner as necessary.

The second recall involves 4,956 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups from 2015. Certain seat-frame attachment hooks that secure the front driver and/or front passenger's seat may not have been properly attached to the vehicle body during the assembly process, compromising occupant safety in the event of a collision. 

Dealers will inspect the seats for proper installation, and if required, disassemble and properly reassemble the seats.