GM recalling 98,000 new small SUVs

Vehicles recalled because anchor to the seat belt buckle may fail

DETROIT — General Motors Co. said on Friday it is recalling nearly 98,000 Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX 2011 models because the anchor to the seat belt buckle may fail, which could lead to injury in a crash.

Dealers will start notifying owners of the vehicles involved in January, GM said. GM will pay for the work done by dealers.

The buckles were supplied by Autoliv Inc. Hyojin of Korea made the buckles and supplied them to Autoliv, GM said.

Of the total 97,843 recalled vehicles in the United States, GM said, 59,606 are Equinox models, 25,674 are Terrain models, and 12,563 are SRX models.

In November, GM recalled nearly 200,000 compact pickup trucks due to missing child seat anchors.

Separately, Honda Motor Co. is recalling about 35,000 Passport sport utility vehicles to inspect brackets on the rear suspension that could detach and lead to a crash. The recall involves Passports from the 1998-2002 model years and is limited to 21 states and the District of Columbia where road salt is used during the winter.

The recall covers SUVs in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.