CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
04V201000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 10/01/2000 to 01/31/2002V (Vehicle)26180106/24/2004MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.04/28/200404/29/2004571209
Defect SummaryCertain light duty pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles fail to conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 209, seat belt assemblies. one of the two sensors in the driver's and front passenger's seat belt retractors could be inoperative. the seat belt retractors will lock when the belt webbing is extracted during a crash; however, the mechanism that locks the seat belt retractor when the vehicle decelerates quickly, such as heavy braking, may not operate as intended.
Consequence SummaryIf this were to occur, the safety belt may not restrain the occupant as intended during a crash, and could result in injury to the occupant.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect the driver and front passenger safety belt retractors, and replace them if necessary. owner notification began on june 24, 2004. owners should contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, gmc at 1-866-996-9463, or oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537.
NotesGm recall no. 04037.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
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
02094000309/01/200210000079Passenger seat shoulder belt too tight or cinches up. *tt02/12/2003
08040104/08/2001619407Information on using the seat and should belt extenders. *tt05/30/2001
317801/01/200410010261Driver and/or passenger front seat belts lock up in retracted position. *tt11/08/2004
03094000612/01/2005030940006B10005592Information on avoiding front seat belt retractor jamming when storing seat belt. *tt updated *eh03/04/2004
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
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 gmc envoy. he stated that the passenger side seat belts would not retract. the dealer stated that a defective retractor could have caused the failure however; they did not inspect the vehicle. there is a recall for the seat belts (nhtsa campaign id #04v201000) however; the dealer stated that his vin was not included. as of june 24, 2008, the dealer had not repaired the vehicle. the failure and current mileages were 80,000.
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 gmc envoy. the contact stated that while driving the vehicle it will randomly jump from 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel drive without warning causing the car to become idle and you must turn the car off completely. she took the vehicle into a local mechanic where he replaced the brakes and checked the wheels and stated that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. she is also experiencing problems with the front passenger seat belt it locks when fastened. she took the car to the dealer and they informed her that it was no longer covered under warranty and any repairs made would be at the owner's expense. the vehicle is also experiencing exterior light failure, both headlights burned out within weeks apart and they were replaced at owner's expense. the failure mileage was 38,000. the current mileage was 86,000 (sc) updated 06/25/08. *cn the consumer also stated when driving past 70 mph, the vehicle would shake. the windshield wipers were replaced. the consumer stated the motor failed. updated 06/25/08
 Consumer had all of the weather proofing on the vehicle replaced by the dealer as well as the clutch assembly . *ak the fan clutch was replaced, the air bag indicator light came on. the consumer was told that nothing could be done if the light wasn't on at the time. the plastic trim from the seat belt broke, the seat belt failed again, the transmission would drag, the engine light was on and made a grinding noise,the drivers side tire was loosing pressure, the passenger inner door seal leaked, the clock on the radio would reset itself, the drivers side seat belt would lock up when the brakes were applied they would skid and pull to the right. *sc *jb
 While driving 55 mph driver applied the brakes to slow down the speed and consumer lost control, causing the vehicle to hit a guard rail and roll over three times. vehicle landed upside down. upon impact, the airbag did not deploy, and seat belt did not hold the passenger. *ak
 Consumer stated while she and her husband were traveling on the highway at approximately 40-50 mph, the vehicle in front of them decided to make a quick turn, which caused her husband to hit the vehicle in the side. upon impact, the air bags did not deploy. both she and her husband sustained injuries. his knees went into the dash and he was sore from head to toe. this impact caused her head to snap back, resulting in a chest wall injury/a stiff neck , and back. this was a malfunction because the air bags should have deployed because of the rate of speed. *ak *cb the consumer also felt the seat belt did not really perform as designed. *jb
 All of the eight (8) air bag equipped in the vehicle failed to deploy during frontal impact, althought properly restrained the consumer still sustained serious internal injuries, including a lacerated liver.(attorney on behalf of client0 nlm
 Front passenger seat belt tensioner failed. it has already been replaced before. consumer was informed that there was no guarantee that dealer would correct the problem.*ak *jg
 Passengers side front and rear restraints lock inadvertently, dealer has repaired restraints twice. manufacturer has been notified.*ak the dealer added 6 inch extensions to the front and rear belts, since then the front belt has locked up twice for no reason. *slc
 When a car seat is put in the back center seat as recommended it is impossible to latch the shoulder belt in the right back seat (facing forward) to the belt anchor. the passenger in the right back seat must either not have the seat belt attached or use a 6 inch belt extension that is unsafe for non overwait toddlers. gmc told me that this is a design flaw and there is nothing that they can do about it. all i want is to be able to have a passenger ride safely in the back right passenger seat while my daughter is in a car seat in the back center seat.*ak
 We purchased a $33,000 new vehicle in october. we immediately noticed the passenger front seat seatbelt locks then starts to tightening and never unlocks. i brought the issue to the service department, the new car sales manager, and gmcs attention. dean cloud in bentleys service department told me that the seatbelt is designed to lock so a childs safety seat can be put in the front seat. i showed him that the visors in the car and the users manual say never put a car seat in the front with the air bags. he said that the passenger must unhook the seat belt every few minutes then reconnect it. i find this unacceptable. the dealership is putting the passengers in the vehicle in an unsafe and illegal situation by telling them the only solution is to disconnect the seatbelt while the vehicle is in motion. the seatbelt in its current condition is choking the passengers, which is also unsafe. the seatbelt needs to be repaired or replaced. the differential unit had to be replaced. the bearings did not have enough tourqe (that is wht the dealer told me).*ak
 Problems with vehicle's seatbelts.*mr seatbelt tightens when moving making it uncomfortable.*ts
 The left rear seat belt tightened on the child, it would not release, it kept squeezing her. finally, after not being able to release the child, the seat belt was cut off. the child sustained bruises.*ak
 The rear passenger side seatbelt was extremely hard to fasten. the female end would only stick halfway out of the casing. passenger was not properly restrained. dealer had been contacted. please provide any further information. ts *jb