By Nora Naughton, Crain News Service
DETROIT (May 14, 2015) — General Motors Co. is recalling thousands of Chevrolet Malibus and Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups.
The auto maker is calling back about 469,000 2011-12 Chevrolet Malibus for a steel cable connected to the seat belt that can weaken and break, along with nearly 53,000 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups for faulty seat frame attachment hooks.
The Malibu recall — the largest for GM so far this year — covers 437,045 vehicles in the U.S. and 31,842 vehicles in Canada, Mexico and territories.
The flexible steel cable that connects the seat belt to the vehicle in the affected Malibus can wear and separate over time as passengers make seat adjustments, the auto maker said in an emailed statement. GM knows of 36 claims and one minor injury linked to the defect, but is not aware of any accidents or fatalities.