General Motors is recalling 111,136 Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX crossover utility vehicles from the 2011 model year due to seat belt buckle anchors that could fail to perform as designed in a crash.
Certain vehicles were produced with a seat belt buckle anchor with cracks that may contribute to a fracture if the buckle is rotated in a certain way and is subject to peak seat belt loads during a crash. If the buckle anchor separates, the seat belt system will no longer restrain the occupant in a secondary impact, increasing the potential for injury, the carmaker said in a statement.
GM spokesman said the automaker didn't receive any reports of injury or crash due to this problem, and they found the problem during testing in September.
The recall will be notified in mid-January and customers are expected to bring their vehicles for rework, which will be performed free of cost.