General Motors
is recalling around three million Opel and Vauxhall-badged Corsa hatchbacks, Tigra
coupes and Corsa and Combi vans that may have faulty seats and seatbelts.

The front seat rails may allow the seat to shoot forward if the vehicle stops
suddenly and faulty seat belt buckles could break.

Owners should contact their dealers for further information, GM said.

Corsas, Tigras and Corsa-based Combo vans built between 1993 and 2000 are affected,
though not the latest Corsa, which went on sale in the autumn.

A GM spokesman said there were cases where the parts had broken but no injuries
directly resulted.

About three million cars and vans are affected, including 900,000 in Germany
and 586,000 in the U.K., GM said, while declining to name suppliers involved
or estimate the cost of the recall.

However, a source said it should be less than the cost of an Astra recall about
two years ago.