GM recalling Colorado and Canyon pickups for missing child seat tether

2011 Chevrolet Colorado

General Motors confirmed today that it is recalling 192,676 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon regular cab and extended cab pickup trucks from the 2004-2011 model years and certain 2007-2008 Isuzu i280 and i370 vehicles equipped with a front 60/40 split bench seat.

The recall is being conducted because the child restraint top tether anchor for the front center seat position in these vehicles is not accessible as required by federal motor vehicle safety standards.

“Without the top tether anchor, the child restraint may not be properly secured,” GM said in a statement. “Though the safety standards require the presence of the tether anchorage, GM strongly discourages the use of the center seat position for a child seat because of its proximity to the air bag in a crash.”

GM said it knows of no crashes or injuries related to this condition.

– By: Omar Rana