General Motors has announced the recall of its lame-duck Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks. The recall, which covers some trucks from the 2012 model year, is due to a defective seatbelt system.
According to GM, trucks produced between September 9, 2011 and October 19, 2011 may have been assembled with a faulty driver's seat belt buckle electrical connector that does not fit snugly with the connector pins. As a result, the seat belt warning light may not illuminate if the safety belt is not fastened.
The NHTSA warns that the lack of an audible or visual warning that the driver's seat belt is not fastened could increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
GM will fix the problem by installing a new electrical connector terminal. The recall will begin on November 30.
GM announced earlier this year that the current versions of the Colorado and Canyon will end production of August 23, 2012.