General Motors is recalling about 5,220 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today. Certain models in both 2012 compact truck lines have faulty electronics that may not warn of incompletely latched seat belts which will fail to protect drivers during collisions.
According to NHTSA, the problem has been traced to ill-fitting electrical connections in the drivers' seat belts. The loose connections may cause the trucks' seat belt warning systems to operate intermittently, a violation of federal vehicle safety standards.
By the end of November, GM will begin notifying customers affected by this recall which it has identified as safety recall number 11322. Owners of recalled 2012 Chevrolet Colorado and GM Canyon pickup trucks will have the faulty seat belt buckle electronics replaced free of charge.
For more information, consumers can call the toll-free customer support telephone lines (Chevrolet: 800-630-2438 GMC: 866-996-9463) or visit the NHTSA website: www.SaferCar.gov.