US automotive giant General Motors is recalling more than 500,000 vehicles, including Chevrolet Malibu sedans, and Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsized pickup trucks, due to different reasons.
The company said it will recall 468,887 Chevrolet Malibu sedans from model years 2011 and 2012 in the US, Canada and Mexico due to a glitch with the safety belt. GM said a steel cable that connects to the safety belt can weaken and separate.
In addition, the company will recall 52,930 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsized pickup trucks from the 2015 model year in the US and Canada. In the affected models, seat frame hooks were not properly attached to the vehicle body, according to GM.
GM said it is not aware of any crashes due to the issues in the affected vehicles. Nevertheless, there was one minor injury on the seat-belt issue and 36 warranty claims.
The Malibu recall has been the company's largest so far in 2015. In 2014, the automaker called back 1.5 million crossover vehicles for a similar seat belt issue. The affected models are 2009-2014 GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse, and 2009-2010 Saturn Outlook.
The company has recalled significantly fewer vehicles in the first five months of 2015 compared with 2014, when it called back a record 26.95 million cars.
GM CEO Mary Barra oversaw an extensive audit of GM cars in the wake of the controversy surrounding fatal flaws in ignition switches that went undiagnosed for a decade and led to at least 100 deaths.