If you own a 2019/2020/2021 Chevrolet or GMC full-size truck or SUV with a bench seat your front seat belts may not be fully attached.
Chevrolet and GMC are recalling a large number of full size trucks and SUVs because a seat belt mount may not be connected to the vehicle frame. It’s estimated that only 1% of the vehicle’s recalled may be affected by this condition.
NHTSA Recall Number: 20V792000
Vehicles Affected & Number Of Units Covered
Only vehicles with a 40/20/40 split bench front seat are covered under this recall. Vehicles with bucket seats are not affected.
- 2019 through 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
- Produced between March 12, 2018 and September 14th, 2020
- 477,667 Units Recalled
- 2019 through 2021 GMC Sierra 1500
- Produced between March 15, 2018 and September 14th, 2020
- 60,144 Units Recalled
- 2020/2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD
- Produced between January 18th, 2019 and August 19th, 2020
- 73,656 Units Recalled
- 2020/2021 GMC Sierra HD
- Produced between January 24th, 2019 and August 19th, 2020
- 12,587 Units Recalled
- 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe
- Produced between November 21st, 2019 and October 14th, 2020
- 74 Units Recalled
- 2021 Chevrolet Suburban
- Produced between January 7, 2020 and October 19th, 2020
- 86 Units Recalled
- 2021 GMC Yukon XL
- Produced between January 14, 2020 and February 27, 2020
- 2 Units Recalled
Description of Defect
General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety
exists in certain 2019 – 2021 model year Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC
Sierra 1500 vehicles; 2020 – 2021 model year Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
and GMC Sierra 2500/3500 vehicles; and certain 2021 model year Chevrolet
Suburban, Tahoe, and GMC Yukon XL vehicles equipped with a front-row
center seating position. In these vehicles, the seat supplier may have failed to
secure the seat-belt brackets to the seat frame in the front-row center seating
Sign or Warning That Your Vehicle Has This Problem
Occupants may hear a rattle coming from the center seat/console area, or may
notice that the front-row center seat belt is loose or detached from the seat
How The Issue Was Identified
On August 11 and August 13, 2020, GM’s Fort Wayne assembly plant identified two front-row center seats containing a seat-belt bracket that was unsecured because the bracket’s ferrule was not crimped to the seat frame. The issue was reported to GM’s Speak Up for Safety Program on August 18, 2020, and GM opened a formal investigation on September 22, 2020.
In October and November 2020, GM’s investigator conducted field-data analysis to identify other potentially relevant warranty claims, inspected company-owned vehicles, and analyzed GM and supplier manufacturing records. In total, GM’s investigation identified four relevant warranty claims in addition to the two seats identified at Fort Wayne assembly.
On December 10, 2020, GM’s Safety and Field Action Decision Authority decided to conduct a safety recall. GM is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this condition.
Dealer Recall Remedy
Dealers will inspect left-side and right-side front-row center seat-belt
bracket attachments and reassemble if necessary.
Future Issue Prevention Efforts
The supplier implemented containment measures on August 11, 2020.
Process improvements and updated camera vision verification were
implemented at supplier locations on August 25, 2020 and September 14,
2020. Vehicles built after August 19, 2020 at GM’s Flint plant, after August
20, 2020 at GM’s Fort Wayne plant, after August 29, 2020 at GM’s Silao
plant, and after October 19, 2020 at GM’s Arlington plant are not affected
by this recall.
Dealers will be notified on December 17, 2020. Owner notification is
estimated to begin on February 1, 2021.