SHANGHAI – Shanghai-GM began recalling 77,579 units of the Buick GL8 manufactured between November 2010 and November 2012 to meet standards laid out by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, China Business News reported.
The recall commenced on December 15. The GL8 is being recalled due to an issue with the front passenger seat’s seatbelt. When not fastened or fastened improperly, the seatbelt’s pretensioner may be worn out by stress from the seat cushion, potentially making it unusable in the future.
Shanghai-GM will offer free inspection and maintenance of all recalled vehicles in order to eliminate the issue.
The Buick GL8 is one of the luxury MPVs offered in China. Monthly sales of the GL8 exceed 5,000 units, making it the most sold vehicle in the segment. A number of 5,617 GL8s were sold in November 2012.