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Own a late-model General Motors pickup truck, a Buick sedan, or a Chevrolet Malibu? You might need to your vehicle to a dealership.

GM recently issued two separate recalls affecting several of its models. The first recall involves 624,000 trucks and SUVs that may have been equipped with faulty front, center-position seat belts. The list includes the 2019-21 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500, 2020-21 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500, as well as 2021 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, and GMC Yukon XL.

According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the seat belts in the listed vehicles may have mounting brackets that are not properly secured to the seat frame. This could cause injury or death in a crash.

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The second recall covers the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu as well as the 2010-13 Buick Lacrosse and 2012-13 Buick Regal.

GM said owners of the affected vehicles will be notified and that the vehicles will be inspected and fixed at no additional cost to customers.

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The second recall, on the other hand, covers the 2010-13 Buick Lacrosse, 2012-13 Buick Regal, and 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. Around 213,000 units of the sedans are found to have potential issues in the rear suspension toe links.

According to the manufacturer, the toe links may have been coated with too much corrosion-preventing substance, which could cause a very thick layer to form over time. If this happens, the coating may become brittle and start to flake off, exposing the underlying metal to various corrosive elements.

GM said the affected vehicles will have the rear toe links and adjuster fasteners replaced free of charge. However, GM also confirmed the replacement parts won’t be available until March 21, 2021.

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