Oldsmobile Silhouette Recall 94V015000

Recall 94V015000

Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s):
Manufacturer's Report Date:

February 21, 1994

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

94V015000

NHTSA Action Number:

N/A

Component:

SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

Potential Number of Units Affected:

22,862

Summary:

THE THIRD ROW SAFETY BELT RETRACTORS MAY BE INSTALLED INCORRECTLY AND MAY LOCK-UP WHEN THE VEHICLE IS ON SLOPES OF LESS THAN 15 DEGREES, WHICH DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES."

Consequence:

CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE: PASSENGERS SEATED IN THESE POSITON MAYBE UNABLE TO EXTRACT AND FASTEN THEIR SEAT BELTS UNTIL THE VEHICLE IS MOVED TO A MORE LEVEL SURFACE. UNBELTED OCCUPANTS ARE MORE AT RISK OF INJURY IN THE EVENT OF A COLLISION THAN THOSE USING SAFETY BELTS.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REMOVE THIRD ROW SAFETY BELT RETRACTORS AND REINSTALL THEM PROPERLY.

Notes:

SYSTEM: INTERIOR SYSTEMS; ACTIVE RESTRAINTS; BELT RETRACTORS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VANS. NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREE OF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACT CHEVROLET SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-222-1020, OLDSMOBILE SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-442-6537, OR PONTIAC SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-762-2737. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration