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2012 CHEVROLET MALIBU Recall - Campaign #15V269000

 
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2012 CHEVROLET MALIBU RECALL - #15V269000

RECALL FOR SEAT BELTS

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.

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Vehicle 2012 CHEVROLET MALIBU
Manufacturer General Motors LLC
Manufactured between 4/19/2011 - 10/11/2012
Recalled on 5/8/2015
Influenced by General Motors LLC
Owners Notified on 11/16/2015
# Affected 437,045
Recalled for SEAT BELTS
 
Description 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.
Consequences If the cable breaks, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.
Corrective action 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.
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.
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