According to the early reports from the Consumer Reports website, GM has issued a recall of the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado and the GMC Canyon pickup trucks. According to the many news articles covering the news, the recall is due to an issue with the electronics behind the seat belts in both models.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that both truck lines may have issues regarding the the seat belts and the electronic sign that warns the driver if the item is fastened correctly. According to the agency, in the event of a collision, the belt may allegedly come undone due to its faulty electronics.
The company along with the NHTSA stated that electrical connections might have been poorly installed in the factories. The problem was only found in the driver’s seatbelt, the passenger’s seat belt allegedly works perfectly well.
GM will start notifying all owners of the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon this month so all faulty items will be replaced free of charge.
As a Los Angeles car accident lawyer I know many seriously life-threatening accidents can be prevented if drivers and passengers keep their seat belts on. It’s a great priority for California personal injury lawyers to make sure drivers understand the importance of the seat belt use and how it can save their lives.