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GM Recalls Nearly 50,000 Vehicles for Seatbelt Issues

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Mary Barra GM Recalls Nearly 50,000 Vehicles

Mary Barra says recalls are “substantially completed,” then GM recalls nearly 50,000 vehicles less than a week later.

Remember last week when Mary Barra said that GM recalls have been “substantially completed?” Apparently, she does not.

General Motors has just recalled 48,114 models for defective seatbelts. Reportedly, the pretensioner cables might not lock in certain conditions, meaning that, instead of tightening in an accident, they could loosen. Both the 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan and the 2013 Buick Encore compact SUVs are affected. Affected models were built between April 23, 2012, and May 1, 2013.

Parts are not yet available, but affected drivers will receive notification soon to take their cars into the dealerships to get them fixed.

Not sure if your vehicle will be involved in this recall? Check out GM’s recall site (yes, the automaker had to build one of those because of all the recalls) with your VIN to see if you’re in trouble.

News Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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    Timothy Moore hails from Dayton, Ohio, and tries to bring that Midwestern flavor to his writing. (But as it turns out, no one really likes the Midwestern flavor.) He has been covering the auto industry for years, with several national auto shows under his belt, but he’s been writing about lots of other things (like dragons and Mickey Mouse and cows drowning in milk) since he was just a tot. Outside of the land of cars, Timothy enjoys watching The Office and consuming excessive amounts of peanut butter and beer, and is on the board of an up-and-coming Dayton theatre company called The Playground. And when he’s not on stage (or three jars into a peanut butter binge), Timothy spends time with his mischievous dog, Greyson. See more articles by Timothy.