Chevrolet Aveo: 04V407000
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The rear safety belt may become twisted, so the safety belt retractor may lock in place rendering the belt unusable. In a crash, injury to the seat occupant could occur.
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Please contact your Chevrolet dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The rear safety belt may become twisted so the safety belt retractor may lock in place rendering the belt unusable. In a crash, injury to the seat occupant could occur. Dealers will install a safety belt webbing guide to prevent the belt from twisting. The recall began October 15, 2004. The GM recall number is 04069.
Model Year(s): 2004
Mfr's Report Date:
October 11, 2004
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V407000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SEAT BELTS:REAR
Potential Number of Units Affected: 32301
Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE REAR SAFETY BELT CAN BECOME TWISTED.
Consequence: IF THIS OCCURS THE SAFETY BELT RETRACTOR MAY LOCK IN POSITION SO THAT THE BELT CANNOT BE USED. IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, PERSONAL INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT COULD OCCUR.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A SAFETY BELT WEBBING GUIDE TO PREVENT THE BELT FROM TWISTING. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 15, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438. VEHICLE OWNERS LOCATED IN GUAM SHOULD CONTACT GM CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE AT 1-671-648-8453.
Notes: GM RECALL NO.04069.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration