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General Motors is recalling 243-thousand vehicles to inspect seat belts.
The Detroit-based automaker says the recall involves 2009-2010 models of the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook.
Inspectors will be looking at “second-row safety belts for damage that in rare cases could make an occupant think the belt is properly latched when it isn’t,” according to a statement on GM’s website.
Most of the vehicles involved in the recall are in the United States with several thousand exported vehicles in Canada, Mexico, China and Saudi Arabia and small populations in other countries
GM discovered the damaged belt buckles among warranty returns.
There are no known cases where the belts have failed in a crash.
“Because of the potential for a false-latch condition, we want customers to return their vehicles to have the recall repair performed as soon as possible,” said Jeff Boyer, GM executive director of safety, in a statement.
Owners will begin receiving letters this month to schedule appointments with dealership service departments for a no-charge inspection and repair of the belts.
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