Buick Enclave, more GM vehicles recalled for seat hazards

General Motors will recall select 2016 models of the Buick Enclave, Chevorlet Traverse, and GMC Acadia because a portion of the seat frame may have been welded in the wrong location. As a result, the seat could shift or separate during a collision.

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    The 2016 Buick Enclave. GM is recalling select Enclave vehicles due to seat problems.
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General Motors has issued a recall for select 2016 models of the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those SUVs may have been improperly manufactured.

The problem with these vehicles lies in the third-row seat frame, a portion of which may have been welded in the wrong location. As a result, the seat could shift or separate during a collision, increasing the risk of injury to occupants.

The recall is limited to 2016 models manufactured between November 6, 2015 and November 12, 2015. All told, the recall affects 2,633 vehicles registered in the U.S.

GM will mail recall notices to owners, asking them to take their vehicles to dealers for inspection. Dealers will take a close look at the third row left side lower seat frame and replace it if necessary, at no charge.

If you own one of these vehicles and have questions, you're encouraged to contact Buick customer service at 800-521-7300, Chevrolet customer service at 800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 800-462-8782, and ask about recall #21930.

If you like, you can also contact NHTSA directly at 888-327-4236 and inquire about safety campaign #15V833000.

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