A seat belt issue prompted General Motors to issue a voluntary recall to an estimated 1.04 million vehicles, bulk of which are in the U.S., an April 15 report of CNBC stated.
The recall affects the 2014-2015 models of GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado vehicles. According to reports, the seat belt may fail to protect the driver in accidents if the flexible steel cable connecting the seat belt is damaged. GM found, through their warranty claims, that the problem may occur if the driver repetitively bends the cable with everyday use. GM stated there were no incidents of accidents or injuries before they issued the recall. Some 895,232 of the recalled vehicles reportedly were in the U.S. and approximately 142,000 were sold in other countries. GM dealers will repair the affected vehicles by replacing or improving the seat belt tensioner unit.
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Four people recently died, including two Des Moines police officers, in a two-vehicle accident on an Iowan highway, News Channel 3 reported on March 26.
According to reports, at about 12:40 a.m., a head-on crash caused by a wrong-way driver occurred on Interstate 80. The police officers and a female inmate passenger were on their way back to Des Moines when their utility vehicle was struck head-on by a vehicle going the wrong direction, a police spokesperson stated. The police officers and their passenger died in the crash scene. The wrong-way driver, who caused the collision, also died in the incident. Des Moines police, in a news conference held on the same day, released some details of the crash, stating that both police officers and the wrong-way driver were wearing seat belts. The Iowa State Patrol are still conducting their investigations. The governor of Iowa expressed his deep sympathy and issued an order to lower the flags to half-staff.