Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
SEAT BELTS
10V375000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 08/01/2008 to 07/30/2009V (Vehicle)207210MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.08/12/201008/13/2010
Defect SummaryGeneral motors is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 chevrolet traverse, buick enclave, gmc acadia, and saturn outlook vehicles. the second row seat side trim shield restricts the upward rotation of the safety belt buckle when the seat back is returned to a seating position after being folded flat. if the buckle contacts the seat frame, additional effort is required to return the seat to a seating position. if sufficient force is applied, the buckle cover could be pushed down the strap, exposing and partially depressing the red release button.
Consequence SummaryThe safety belt may not restrain the occupant as intended during a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.
Corrective SummaryDealers will modify the second row seat side trim shields. if a safety belt buckle is damaged, dealers will replace it free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin on or before august 31, 2010. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, buick at 1-866-608-8080, gmc at 1-866-996-9463, and saturn at 1-800-972-8876, or at the owner center at www.gmownercenter.com.
NotesGm's recall no. n100243.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
SEAT BELTS - REAR - BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
08V615000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 07/01/2008 to 10/31/2008V (Vehicle)1666711/26/2008MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.11/24/200811/25/2008571209
Defect SummaryGm is recalling 16,667 my 2009 buick enclave, chevrolet traverse, gmc acadia, and saturn outlook vehicles for failing to conform with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 209, 'seat belt assemblies.' these vehicles may have been built with a safety belt buckle in the second or third row that is missing a rivet.
Consequence SummaryIn a vehicle crash, if the rivet is missing, the buckle may separate from the mounting strap, increasing the risk of injury to the passenger.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect the safety belt buckles in the second and third rows, and replace them if necessary. the recall began on november 26, 2008. owners may contact buick at 1-866-608-8080; chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438; gmc at 1-866-996-9463; saturn at 1-800-972-8876; or through their website at http://www.gmownercenter.com .
NotesGm recall no. 08387.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SEAT BELTS
08-09-41-007G04/27/201210043830Passenger presence system (pps) may command passenger airbag indicator and seat belt reminder on when electronic devices (computers, mp3 players, cell phones, diagnostic scan tool, etc.) are placed on front passenger seat, dtcs 5045 or b04/27/2012
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
09-09-40-001A02/01/201110038294Ready06/14/2011
SEAT BELTS - FRONT - RETRACTOR
05-09-40-002E10/01/201010037184Gm: service bulletin explaining when the safety belts are supposed to lock. *rm05/11/2011
05-09-40-002E10/01/201010037184Ready05/11/2011
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
SEAT BELTS - FRONT - WEBBING
05-09-40-002E10/01/201010037184Ready05/11/2011
05-09-40-002E10/01/201010037184Gm: service bulletin explaining when the safety belts are supposed to lock. *rm05/11/2011
SEAT BELTS - REAR - BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
PIT-4547F06/01/201210044919General motors: second and/or third row bench seat center belt buckle plastic is cracked. it has been found that this could happen if the second or third row seat is folded flat and the seat belt is still buckled. *js08/06/2012

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SEAT BELTS
06/30/20111
 The first problem is that the second row, middle seat belt gets stuck after putting the row down flat. you have to put the row up and down a few times for it to start working. sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't. i read about recalls on the model of my vehicle and this issue is listed as one of the recalls. chevrolet and gm insist that my vin# is not listed under the recalls, so it has to be diagnosed and dealt with as a normal problem. this is listed as a safety hazard with the recall because it may not restrain as it should, god forbid, during an accident. the second problem is there is a leak in the cargo hold. whenever it rains, (a little or a lot, it doesn't matter) water pools in the cargo hold. this is a safety hazard because now the vehicle smells of mold. there are many other problems as well. there is a problem with one of the tire sensors, the car shakes and the check engine light is on. *tr
06/30/20111
 The first problem is that the second row, middle seat belt gets stuck after putting the row down flat. you have to put the row up and down a few times for it to start working. sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't. i read about recalls on the model of my vehicle and this issue is listed as one of the recalls. chevrolet and gm insist that my vin# is not listed under the recalls, so it has to be diagnosed and dealt with as a normal problem. this is listed as a safety hazard with the recall because it may not restrain as it should, god forbid, during an accident. the second problem is there is a leak in the cargo hold. whenever it rains, (a little or a lot, it doesn't matter) water pools in the cargo hold. this is a safety hazard because now the vehicle smells of mold. there are many other problems as well. there is a problem with one of the tire sensors, the car shakes and the check engine light is on. *tr
06/30/2011
 The first problem is that the second row, middle seat belt gets stuck after putting the row down flat. you have to put the row up and down a few times for it to start working. sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't. i read about recalls on the model of my vehicle and this issue is listed as one of the recalls. chevrolet and gm insist that my vin# is not listed under the recalls, so it has to be diagnosed and dealt with as a normal problem. this is listed as a safety hazard with the recall because it may not restrain as it should, god forbid, during an accident. the second problem is there is a leak in the cargo hold. whenever it rains, (a little or a lot, it doesn't matter) water pools in the cargo hold. this is a safety hazard because now the vehicle smells of mold. there are many other problems as well. there is a problem with one of the tire sensors, the car shakes and the check engine light is on.
06/30/2011
 The first problem is that the second row, middle seat belt gets stuck after putting the row down flat. you have to put the row up and down a few times for it to start working. sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't. i read about recalls on the model of my vehicle and this issue is listed as one of the recalls. chevrolet and gm insist that my vin# is not listed under the recalls, so it has to be diagnosed and dealt with as a normal problem. this is listed as a safety hazard with the recall because it may not restrain as it should, god forbid, during an accident. the second problem is there is a leak in the cargo hold. whenever it rains, (a little or a lot, it doesn't matter) water pools in the cargo hold. this is a safety hazard because now the vehicle smells of mold. there are many other problems as well. there is a problem with one of the tire sensors, the car shakes and the check engine light is on.
05/05/201020000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2010 chevrolet traverze. the contact stated that the rear center seat belt retractor malfunctioned as a result he was unable to pull the seat belt in order to wear it. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the failure was due to the belt being twisted as a result it had to be realign. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 31,000. pm
02/20/2011
 We have a 2009 chevy traverse 8 passenger vehicle - the center row seat belts are the most poor design imaginable. they put the center seat belt buckle as a rigid outlet in the middle of the center seat. we have two car seats in our car & due to foster care need to be able to put in a booster seat in the middle - the car will not accept a booster seat because of the poor design. it is shocking that chevy did not put in a belt based seat belt here instead! i have seen a lot of people complaining about this & it really needs to be addressed by chevy!
02/20/2011
 We have a 2009 chevy traverse 8 passenger vehicle - the center row seat belts are the most poor design imaginable. they put the center seat belt buckle as a rigid outlet in the middle of the center seat. we have two car seats in our car & due to foster care need to be able to put in a booster seat in the middle - the car will not accept a booster seat because of the poor design. it is shocking that chevy did not put in a belt based seat belt here instead! i have seen a lot of people complaining about this & it really needs to be addressed by chevy!
02/20/2011
 We have a 2009 chevy traverse 8 passenger vehicle - the center row seat belts are the most poor design imaginable. they put the center seat belt buckle as a rigid outlet in the middle of the center seat. we have two car seats in our car & due to foster care need to be able to put in a booster seat in the middle - the car will not accept a booster seat because of the poor design. it is shocking that chevy did not put in a belt based seat belt here instead! i have seen a lot of people complaining about this & it really needs to be addressed by chevy!
02/20/2011
 We have a 2009 chevy traverse 8 passenger vehicle - the center row seat belts are the most poor design imaginable. they put the center seat belt buckle as a rigid outlet in the middle of the center seat. we have two car seats in our car & due to foster care need to be able to put in a booster seat in the middle - the car will not accept a booster seat because of the poor design. it is shocking that chevy did not put in a belt based seat belt here instead! i have seen a lot of people complaining about this & it really needs to be addressed by chevy!
02/20/2011
 We have a 2009 chevy traverse 8 passenger vehicle - the center row seat belts are the most poor design imaginable. they put the center seat belt buckle as a rigid outlet in the middle of the center seat. we have two car seats in our car & due to foster care need to be able to put in a booster seat in the middle - the car will not accept a booster seat because of the poor design. it is shocking that chevy did not put in a belt based seat belt here instead! i have seen a lot of people complaining about this & it really needs to be addressed by chevy!
12/17/201030000
 Tl. the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet traverse. the contact stated while driving 35 mph the contact slammed on the brakes and crash into the rear of t he vehicle in front. during the crash the air bag did not deploy and the contact suffer a fractured the sternum by hitting the steering wheel. the contact stated the seat belt did not lock during crash. the contact was taken to the hospital. the contact called the manufacturer regarding the seat belt not locking and the manufacturer stated they will perform a investigation. the contact has heard from the manufacturer regarding the investigation. the contact wants to know why the seat belt did not lock. the failure mileage was 30,000. jo
12/17/201030000
 Tl. the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet traverse. the contact stated while driving 35 mph the contact slammed on the brakes and crash into the rear of t he vehicle in front. during the crash the air bag did not deploy and the contact suffer a fractured the sternum by hitting the steering wheel. the contact stated the seat belt did not lock during crash. the contact was taken to the hospital. the contact called the manufacturer regarding the seat belt not locking and the manufacturer stated they will perform a investigation. the contact has heard from the manufacturer regarding the investigation. the contact wants to know why the seat belt did not lock. the failure mileage was 30,000. jo
12/17/201030000
 Tl. the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet traverse. the contact stated while driving 35 mph the contact slammed on the brakes and crash into the rear of t he vehicle in front. during the crash the air bag did not deploy and the contact suffer a fractured the sternum by hitting the steering wheel. the contact stated the seat belt did not lock during crash. the contact was taken to the hospital. the contact called the manufacturer regarding the seat belt not locking and the manufacturer stated they will perform a investigation. the contact has heard from the manufacturer regarding the investigation. the contact wants to know why the seat belt did not lock. the failure mileage was 30,000. jo
12/17/201030000
 Tl. the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet traverse. the contact stated while driving 35 mph the contact slammed on the brakes and crash into the rear of t he vehicle in front. during the crash the air bag did not deploy and the contact suffer a fractured the sternum by hitting the steering wheel. the contact stated the seat belt did not lock during crash. the contact was taken to the hospital. the contact called the manufacturer regarding the seat belt not locking and the manufacturer stated they will perform a investigation. the contact has heard from the manufacturer regarding the investigation. the contact wants to know why the seat belt did not lock. the failure mileage was 30,000. jo