DETROIT – General Motors says it is recalling nearly 470,000 Chevrolet Malibu midsize cars in the United States, Canada and Mexico to fix potentially weakened steel cables that link the front seat belts to the vehicle.
The Malibu recall covers cars from the 2011 and 2012 model years, most of them in North America. The cable can weaken and separate as people move in the seats.
Dealers will replace a mounting bracket and inspect the cable and replace the lap-tensioning mechanism if needed.
The company also is recalling about 53,000 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickup trucks in the U.S. and Canada from the 2015 model year to fix seat frame hooks that weren’t installed properly during assembly.
Dealers will inspect seats for proper installation and fix the seat frame hooks if necessary.