Earlier this month, GM announced that it would recall seatbelts in the 2011 models of the following SUV crossover vehicles: the Chevrolet Equinox, the GMC Terrain and the Cadillac SRX. GM says that its dealers will be reinstalling 100,000 seatbelt buckles. The recalled was issued after researchers found that the seatbelts failed after secondary impact.
Secondary impact is the impact that occurs after the initial impact during a car crash. For example, when a car hits another car this is the initial impact; the secondary impact is the impact with which to passenger receives. The seatbelts in this recall may fracture and separate during a crash, causing the secondary impact to be worse than if the seatbelts work properly.
This recall came before two other GM recalls: 1,262 GM vehicles which include the 2011 Cadillac Escalade EXTs, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado LD and GMC Sierra LDs, were recalled due to rear axle cross pins that could fracture and become displaced causing the rear axle to lock. Additionally, 95,927 Cadillac CTS manufactured between 2005 and 2007 were recalled due to a flaw in the passenger sensing system mat that may cause the front passenger air bag to not deploy during a crash.
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Primary enforcement seatbelt laws make a big difference as to whether or not people buckle-up. Primary enforcement simply means that a police officer has the right to pull someone over and issue a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt. Secondary enforcement seatbelt laws are laws that allow a police officer to issue someone a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt after pulling them over for another offense.
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