General Motors is recalling almost 100,000 of its 2011 model year crossover SUVs because the front seat belts could come loose in a crash. The models involved in the recall are the Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX compact. A total of 97,843 vehicles are involved in the recall.
The problem was discovered during development tests in September where the seat belt buckle anchor failed. The seat belt buckle anchor is used on the driver and passenger side seat belts.
While the seat belts won’t fail on a first impact, GM spokesman Alan Adler said, they could fail during a secondary impact.
GM will begin mailing letters to owners of the vehicles in mid-January. Owners will be asked to bring the vehicles to a GM dealer to have the seat belt buckles modified.
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