Possible Seat Failure Urges General Motors to Recall 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra

| October 12, 2013 at 5:53 pm
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Possible Seat Failure Urges General Motors to Recall 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra

General Motors has decided to recall around 19,000 of its 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Series 1500 full-size pickup trucks to fix a problem with the front seat. Trucks that are sold with manual front seat reclining seatbacks may not fail to meet a federal safety requirement if struck from behind. The automaker is of the opinion that certain seats passed the federal standards however several others did not when GM tested after a report from the Fort Wayne factory that builds the trucks.

A quality inspector there “threw his weight against the front driver’s seat” and the seat shifted even though the manual recliner mechanism was locked in place and should have prevented movement, GM spokesman Alan Adler says. GM informed that there have been no reports of any crashes or injuries resulting from the problem. GM dealers will inspect the seatbacks and make adjustments if necessary under new vehicle warranty.

The recall includes another 2,700 trucks that are sold in Canada. These vehicles possess manual front reclining seatbacks which might fail to meet a federal safety requirement for performance when it is struck from behind.

via L. A times





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