Thousands of GM vehicles faulty seat belts recalled

General Motors (GM) is recalling 48,114 Buick Encore SUVs and Cadillac ATS sedans due to a defective seat belt part that may endanger occupants during crash, GM Authority reported on September 17.

The recall documents stated that the seat belt pretensioner cables installed in the driver’s and front passenger’s seat of the affected vehicles may malfunction in certain situations. Occupants are at increased risk of suffering serious injuries in accidents because the lap belts may loosen rather than lock. GM stated that they will notify the owners of the affected vehicles once the replacement parts are available.

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