Posted on: April 6, 2010
People who own a pickup truck and have small children should pay attention to a recent recall issued because the vehicles could cause harm to children.
General Motors and Isuzu are recalling nearly 200,000 midsize pickup trucks, including:
• 2004 to 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon models
• 2006 Isuzu I-280 and I-350 pickups
• 2007-2008 Isuzu I-290 and I-370 models
The affected models could be regular cab or extended cab vehicles.
The 192,000 pickup trucks are being recalled because they have faulty anchors in the child safety seats, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The trucks all have bench front seats and no rear seats, making it so owners aren’t able to get the top child sat anchor for the center of the front seat.
As a South Carolina car accident attorney , I’m happy to hear GM and Isuzu caught this problem before any accidents or injuries occurred. I agree with NHTSA and GM that children seats should not be used in the front seat of vehicles.
“The lack of access to the top tether anchor and lack of instructions could result in the seat being improperly installed, increasing the risk of injury or death in a crash,” NHTSA said.
As a North Charleston car accident attorney,, I urge drivers with small children to pay attention to this recall and get it fixed. Dealer will cut a cut a hole in the back panel to open access to the anchor, and the automakers will give owners information on how to properly secure the seats, according to news reports .