Category Archives: Seat Belt Defect

Kia recalls Sorento for faulty seatbelt

Kia has recalled their 2016 Sorentos for the second time in several months, this time in response to findings that a number of the vehicles have defective seat belt latches, according to CarComplaints.com on July 29. Kia announced that over 2,500 of their newest Sorentos contain buckle latch assemblies in the front passenger seats that…
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General Motors recalls vehicles with faulty seatbelts and seat frames

Auto manufacturer giant General Motors Co. (GM) is recalling thousands of vehicles that may either have seatbelt or seat frame issues, The Detroit News stated on May 12. Reports revealed that some 469,000 later models of Chevrolet Malibus, many of which are in the U.S., have seatbelts that may lose their utility over time due to a…
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Thousands of Ford vans with faulty seatbelts recalled in the US

A total of 16,091 Ford vehicles in the US are being recalled by its manufacturer to fix seatbelts that may potentially malfunction, a report by Ford stated on January 28. The automaker explained that the seatbelt fasteners of the affected Ford Transit Connect vans may become less effective over time because the fasteners may not have…
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New models of Mustangs with faulty seat belts recalled in the US

American automaker, Ford, recently issued a recall of more than four dozen new Mustang models due to faulty seat belt sensors in the front passenger seat, an article of Consumer Affairs stated on December 10. Reports said the seat belt sensors in 50 units of 2015 Mustang models may fail to properly identify the size…
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GM recall sedans and SUVs to fix faulty seatbelts

American automaker giant General Motors (GM) is recalling over 48,000 sedan and SUVs to fix a faulty seat belt, GM Authority reported on September 17. In the recall documents submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), previous models of Buick Encore compact SUVs and Cadillac ATS sedans manufactured from 2012-2013 have a lap…
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Nissan recalls hundreds of vans with seat belt problems

Nearly 600 Nissan vans in the U.S. are being recalled by its manufacturer due to a potential malfunction in the seat belts, Edmunds.com reported on September 3. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that the seat belts of some 594 recent models of Nissan NV passenger vans may not work due to retractor…
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Thousands of Saab convertibles recalled by GM

On July 9th, the Daily Reporter mentioned that GM is recalling over 28,000 Saab convertibles due to malfunctioning seat belt retractors. Some 28,789 convertibles, all models made between 2004-2011, are reportedly equipped with defective seat belt retractors on the driver’s seat. GM explained that if the retractors suddenly break, the belt will malfunction and increase the risk…
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