August 19, 2014

Source: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI)

General Motors has issued a recall of approximately 414,333 vehicles due to an auto defect that can cause the seat height adjuster bolt to fall out.  The following vehicles are included in the recall class:  2011-2012 Buick LaCrosse, Regal, and Chevrolet Camaro, and certain 2010-2012 Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Equinox, and GMC Terrain vehicles.  In the affected vehicles, the bolt that secures the driver's and passenger's power front seat height adjuster may fall out causing the seat to drop suddenly to the lowest vertical position.  If the driver's seat unexpectedly drops, the distraction and altered seat position may affect the drivers’ ability to control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a motor vehicle crash.

The recall schedule has not been set, but once determined dealers will inspect the vehicle and perform the necessary service free of charge.  Owners may contact GM directly at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC), and reference safety recall no. 14271.  Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V447000.

Owners are encouraged to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.safercar.gov with any questions or concerns surrounding these or any other recalls or safety campaigns.