General Motors (GM) will be contacting the owners of certain 2022-2023 Chevrolet Equinox and 2022 GMC Terrain SUVs because the driver’s seat in these vehicles may have a defect that could affect the drivers safety. The vehicles involved are equipped with powerd driver seats without the memory function.
GM became aware of the problem in July 2022 during noise testing at their assembly plant, after a driver seat frame height adjust pivot bolt was discovered on the floor of one of the test vehicles. The problem was brought to the attention of GM’s Speak Up For Safety program and inspections of vehicles at GM assembly plants and parts returned to the supplier was initiated. GM identified several stripped or loose pivot bolts in power seat frames produced by the supplier between June 30, 2022 and July 15, 2022, and decided to conduct a safety recall.
According to the defect report, the seat frame supplier assembly process did not detect improperly torqued bolts. As a result, the driver seats in these vehicles may have a stripped or loose bolt at the seat frame height adjust pivot. If the seat frame height adjust pivot bolt comes out of the pivot joint, the seat structure may not properly restrain the occupant during an accident and could increase the risk of injury. Vehicle occupants may hear squeaks or rattles coming from the driver’s seat, and/or the seat may feel loose.
Owners will be asked to return to their dealers to have the driver’s seat inspected and replace the seat cushion frame, if necessary. GMC’s number for this recall is N222377890 and the NHTSA campaign number is 22V-724.
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