Multiple news reports concerning recall reports continue to affect car owners across the country. Since many manufacturers take a long time to make sure that replacement parts or other remedies are available for recalled vehicles, many recalled vehicles associated with issues that could lead to deadly accidents remain unrepaired. Countless consumers are exposed to risks as a result.
The last two recall campaigns launched by major automakers impact GM and Ford vehicles.
The first recall campaign impacts all units of the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles that were produced between September 24, 2014 and May 29, 2015.
Since these vehicles come with bolts that may have not been torqued sufficiently, the seat belt may not hold the required load correctly in the event of an accident. If that’s the case, occupants may end up experiencing injuries as a result.
GM has announced that all recalled vehicle owners will be contacted in the near future, yet no notification schedule was provided.
Once the vehicles are inspected at authorized dealers, the bolts will be inspected and tightened sufficiently to avoid injuries. If you have one of the recalled vehicles or you know someone who does, contact Chevrolet for more details on how you should proceed to have your vehicle repaired promptly.
The second recall announcement was launched by Ford.
According to the automaker, all units of the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew trucks were fitted with driver or front passenger seat belt anchorage assemblies that may have been fitted with pretensioner cables that weren’t properly crimped. If that’s the case, the occupant may not be secured in the seat in the event of a crash.
Once recalled vehicles are inspected at dealers, the driver and front passenger side seat belt retractors and pretensioners will be inspected and replaced if needed.
Too often, accidents happen after impacted car owners learn about recall campaigns. If you’re a driver and your car has been impacted by a safety recall, make sure to contact the manufacturer immediately to learn more about how you should proceed to have your vehicle fixed.
For more information on the Ford recall campaign, follow this link.