General Motors (NYSE: GM ) is recalling 111,136 Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX crossover utility vehicles from the 2011 model year because of seat-belt buckle anchors that could fail to perform as designed in a crash.
"Certain vehicles were produced with a seat belt buckle anchor with cracks that may contribute to a fracture if the buckle is rotated in a certain way and is subject to peak seat belt loads during a crash," the carmaker said in a statement. "If the buckle anchor separates, the seat belt system will no longer restrain the occupant in a secondary impact, increasing the potential for injury."
A GM spokesman said the automaker didn't receive any reports of injuries or crashes resulting from this problem, and the company found the problem during testing in September.
The recall will begin in mid-January, and the repairs will be performed free of cost.
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