Today, General Motors announced a voluntary safety recall of all 2009 and 2010 models of the Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, and Saturn Outlook crossover vehicles. The second-row seat belts may be damaged in a way that makes them appear properly latched, even when they are not.
The recall affects about 250,000 vehicles.
“Because of the potential for a false-latch condition, we want customers to return their vehicles to have the recall repair performed as soon as possible,” said Jeff Boyer, GM executive director of safety.
According to a GM press release, vehicle owners will begin receiving letters giving recall details, including how to schedule an appointment with the dealership.
If you own one of these vehicles, it would be prudent to avoid using the second-row seats until the problem is fixed–don’t take a chance with the lives of your loved ones. If you have been involved in a wreck and think that a faulty seat belt latch may have contributed to the injuries of someone in your car, feel free to call the injury lawyers of HensonFuerst for information about you legal options. If you have questions, HensonFuerst has answers.