Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SEAT BELTS
09-09-40-001A02/01/201110038294Ready06/14/2011
09-09-40-001A02/01/201110038294Gm: there are seat belt problems: difficulty latching and unlatching buckle. buckle release button is sticking. seat belt warning light illuminated. likely caused by sticky beverages that are spilled into the buckle assembly. *rm06/14/2011
04085001107/01/200410012127Repairing napped seat fabric. *eh02/14/2005
01094000106/01/2001623013Information regarding replacement of front seat belt retractor and buckle usage. *tt10/25/2001
05030103/05/2001619229The seatbelt replacement parts do not match or are unable to latch to the existing belt. *tt05/19/2001
SEAT BELTS - FRONT - RETRACTOR
01094000106/01/2001623024Information regarding replacement of the front seat belt retractor and buckle usage. *tt10/25/2001
SEAT BELTS - FRONT - WARNING LIGHT/DEVICES
09-09-40-001A02/01/201110038294Ready06/14/2011
09-09-40-001A02/01/201110038294Gm: there are seat belt problems: difficulty latching and unlatching buckle. buckle release button is sticking. seat belt warning light illuminated. likely caused by sticky beverages that are spilled into the buckle assembly. *rm06/14/2011

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SEAT BELTS
2
 While driving, seat belt becomes very tight, giving a feeling of clostraphobia. took vehicle to dealer.*ak consumer stated tires vibrated at a speed of 45-50, consumer was informed that the tires were out of round, also when the vehicle is driven for awhile, it seems to miss speeds, when making hard turns in either direction, there is a whining noise coming from the steering, and in cool weather the steering is hard to turn, also the service engine soon light illuminated and the vehicle would stall while driving.*jb
SEAT BELTS - FRONT
07/22/200241000209/23/2000
 Stopped at redlight and was hit in rear of our chevrolet silverado ext.cab pickup. driver and passenger in front seats were injured. seatbelt shoulder straps did not lock .
SEAT BELTS - FRONT - ANCHORAGE
02/01/2001101/25/2001
 Seatbelt sysem is not designed for people over 6.6 tall. in an accident, it could cause injury to consumer's back.*ak the consumer had contacted the manufacture if adapter device or other seat options was available for tall persons, but the answer was none to both. then, the consumer asked if the manufacture would buy back the vehicle the answer was they would not. the vehicle does not meet the safety requirements for the consumer's height and the manufacturer should be held responsible to solve the problem. *yh
SEAT BELTS - FRONT - BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
06/01/20011005/01/2001
 Selt belt is locking under low speed movment forward and has potental for causing accident/ crash when looking over sholder to your left. not a very comfortable feeling not being able to look when you need to..
SEAT BELTS - FRONT - RETRACTOR
209/01/2001
 I own a 2001 k2500 hd silverado extended cab pickup. the problem is that the passengers seat belt will lock up and not release its tension until the seatbelt is released and allowed to fully retract, and then refastened. the seat belt tensioning system has been replaced once with no improvement. the dealer reports that the unit is working as designed. however i believe that the design is defective in that the system should not lock the passenger in place until the seatbelt is released and allowed to fully retract, and then refastened. this problem creates a safety issue in that if an accident occurs while the passenger is resetting the seatbelt, the passenger is likely to be injured. this condition also makes it less likely for the passenger to be willing to wear the seatbelt.*ak
 While driving 40 mph vehicle was involved in a side collision. passenger's seat belt did not function properly, resulting in minor injuries.*ak
SEAT BELTS - FRONT - WEBBING
01/25/200112601/01/2001
 The 3-point safety belt cuts into my shoulder and causes severe pain even when the vehickle is not moving. the safety belt cannot be adjusted to correct tis problem. this problem was not noticed a the time vehicle was purchased due to teh short duration of the test drive, and the heavy coat that was worn at the time. if the safety belt causes pain and discomfornt after shor durations of wear, it is obvious that it would cause severe injuries due to the design in the event of an accident. the manufacturer says that the seat belt is operating as it was designed to and that it is my fault that i am taller than their design criteria. the dealer did not identify any height restriction accosiated with the safety of this vehickle when it wa spurchased. this is a serious safety defect that the manufacturer refuses to correct. the only way to drive this vehickle more than 10 miles without being subjected to pain and suffering is to drive without being buckled up. so do i buckle up and continue to indure the pain, or do i break the law and not buckle up. not wearing the seat belt puts me at the same or greater risk of injury in the event of an accident as well as is breaking the law.*ak
01/25/2001
 Consumer has taken vehicle to dealer on several occasions to adjust seatbelt for consumer's height. shoulder belt fits below consumer's shoulder. dealer does not have remedy to repair seatbelt. *ak
01/25/2001201/01/2001
 After purchasing the vehicle, i found that the safety bely system was causing pain in my shoulder. this is a result of a serious safety defect in the design of the passanger restraint system which prevents the shoulder belt portion of the seat belt from being adjusted so that the driver and/orpassanger can properly bukle the seat belt. this design present serious and potentialy life threatening consequences for the driver and occupents in the event of an accident. the design also makes it impossible for the driver to comply with state seat belt laws which require the driver and passangers to be properly buckled up while driving. this design also subjects passenger who are above average in height to paiful downward pressure on their shoulder and colar bone while wearing the safety belt. the safety belt cannot be adjusted an any way or form. the vehickle has been take to the dealer for repairs, and the problem was forwarded to the manufaturer. the report back was that the seat belt systems is working acording to their design and that it is not their problem is is mine because i am above avegare in height and do not meet the criteria they designed for. they stated that they will make no effort to correct the safety problem, which they admitted existed, unless there was a recall on the item. if the seat belt cannot be adjusted so that the driver and/or passanger can properly and safly buckle up, how can this design meet federal safety requirements. is it not the reponcibility of nhtsa to protect the public from such obviously flagrant violations and safety hazards. why is it that nhtsa refuses to take corrective action to force the manufacturer to correct this serious safety defect? is nhtsa waiting for someone to be killed or permanantly disabled before they act. if this is the case, then nhtsa is itself assuming partial liability for failure to protect the public from the safety defects that are known to exist with this and other similar designs. *ak
SEAT BELTS - REAR
04/16/20044000001/13/2001
 The rear driverside seat belt in my 2001 chevrolet silverado will not release to let me use it.i first noticed it about a year ago after i heard about a gm seatbelt recall. with it not working, i am unable to put both carseats in the back.