General Motors

General Motors is recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicles due to a problem with the third-row seatbelts, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 

The recall affects GM’s 2021-2022 Cadillac Escalades and Escalade ESVs, Chevrolet Suburbans, Tahoes, GMC Yukons, and Yukon XLS equipped with third-row seating. Eight cases of seat belt assemblies detaching are known, although none of them have led to accidents or injuries.

The issue lies in the rivet that holds the buckle to the mounting bracket. The rivet may have been manufactured incorrectly and may not adequately restrain passengers during a collision.

Recalled vehicles can be returned to dealers for inspection and, if necessary, repair free of charge. General Motors will offer rental cars or courtesy transportation for customers while repairs are completed.   

The company is advising owners not to use third-row seats until their vehicles have been inspected. Owners will be notified by mail starting in late September.  

For more information and to see if your vehicle is affected by the recall, contact Chevrolet customer service (800-222-1020), Cadillac customer service (800-458-8006), or General Motors customer service (800-462-8782). Owners can look up their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) at GM’s Recall Center website ( or NHTSA’s website (  

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