Oshawa, Ontario – General Motors is recalling 7,193 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon regular cab and extended cab pickup trucks in Canada. The recall affects 2004-2011 vehicles equipped with a front 60/40 split-bench seat.
The recall is due to the child restraint top tether anchor for the front centre seat position not being accessible as required by federal motor vehicle safety standards in the U.S. and Canada. Without the top tether anchor, the child restraint may not be properly secured. Although the safety standards require the presence of the tether anchor, GM strongly discourages the use of the centre seat position for a child seat because of its proximity to the airbag.
If a child seat is necessary in a vehicle with no rear seat, GM recommends using the child seat in the right side passenger seat where a top tether anchor is already accessible. Dealers will service affected vehicles at no charge.
The company said it knows of no crashes or injures related to this condition.