May 19, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V359000
An improperly welded seat frame may not adequately restrain the driver in a crash, increasing their risk of injury.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V359
Manufacturer General Motors, LLC
Potential Number of Units Affected 221
General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2021 Chevrolet Malibu, 2022 Chevrolet Equinox, Blazer and Cadillac XT4 vehicles. The driver’s seat cushion frame may have an improper weld in the power tilt-adjustment mechanism.
Dealers will inspect the driver’s seat and replace the cushion frame, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 5, 2022. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM’s number for this recall is N212356050.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
General Motors has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain 2021 model year Chevrolet Malibu and 2022 model year Chevrolet Blazer, Equinox, and Cadillac XT4 vehicles. The driver’s seat cushion frames in these vehicles may have an improper weld in the power tilt-adjustment mechanism. These improper welds may degrade management of occupant loads in certain crashes, which may increase the risk of injury for some occupants seated in the affected driver’s seats.
Dealers will inspect the driver’s seat and replace the cushion frame as necessary.
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|1||Frame Assembly – Front Seat Cushion||13535244|
|1||Frame Assembly – Front Seat Cushion||13535243|
|1||Frame Assembly – Front Seat Cushion||13525370|
|1||Frame Assembly – Front Seat Cushion||13525368|
|1||Frame Assembly – Front Seat Cushion||13525388|
|1||Frame Assembly – Front Seat Cushion||13513082|
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Safety Recall N212356050
Driver Seat Improper Weld
These questions and answers are being provided to help GM dealers respond to inquiries from involved vehicle owners about the Safety recall identified above.
Q1) Which vehicles are involved?
Q2) What is the issue or condition?
The driver’s seat cushion frames in these vehicles may have an improper weld in the power tilt-adjustment mechanism.
Q3) What symptoms may be experienced? What warning signs may be associated with the issue or condition described?
If the weld separates, the seat may feel loose or spongy, or may squeak.
Q4) What is the remedy/repair?
Dealers will inspect the driver’s seat and replace the cushion frame as necessary.
Q5) What is the safety risk? Is the vehicle safe to drive?
These improper welds may degrade management of occupant loads in certain crashes, which may increase the risk of injury for some occupants seated in the affected driver’s seats.
Q6) Does the customer have to pay for this remedy/repair?
No, this inspection/repair will be done at no cost to the customer.
Q7) Is the remedy/repair available now?
Yes, please see the attached bulletin for details.
Q8) What should customers do until recall repairs can be completed? Are there any special instructions?
If special instructions are provided, they will be included in the notification letters to customers.
Q9) How can customers check to see if their vehicle is involved in this field action?
Customers who own a vehicle involved in the field action will be notified by mail by General Motors, but they may also check their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for field actions in GM Owner Center at https://my.gm.com/recalls or via NHTSA’s website at https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/.
Q10) If customers are concerned, can they get a rental car or courtesy transportation?
Courtesy transportation is available for customers whose vehicles are involved in this recall and are within the warranty coverage period for the warranty which is associated with this recall. Please refer to Warranty Administration Bulletin #17-NA-073: Field Action Courtesy Transportation Policy for further information.
4 Affected Products
5 Associated Documents
Miscellaneous Document – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Safety Recall N212356050 Driver Seat Improper WeldRMISC-22V359-2359
Defect Notice 573 ReportRCLRPT-22V359-2119
Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer Message re N212356050 – Safety Recall Driver Seat Improper Weld
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