CHEVROLET MALIBU 2011: SEAT BELTS

Make : CHEVROLET Model : MALIBU Year : 2011
Build Dates : 2010-04-08 - 2011-06-09
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V269000
Date Owner's Notified: 2015-11-16 Date Received by ODI: 2015-05-08 Date Added to Database: 2015-05-08
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 15031
Component: SEAT BELTS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 437045
Summary:
      General Motors LLC "GM" is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured April 8, 2010, to October 11, 2012. In the affected vehicles, the flexible steel cables that connect the seat belts to the vehicle at the outside of the driver seat and the front passenger seat may be bent from being sat on while entering the vehicle. This repeated bending may result in the cable breaking.
Consequence:
      If the cable breaks, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.
Remedy:
      GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the outboard lap anchor mounting bracket and inspect the flexible steel cable, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on November 16, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 15031.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.