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Recall 04V188000

Chevrolet Recalls 2004 Mailbus Due to Faulty Seat Belt Anchor

Body, Interior & Misc., May 7, 2004
Affected Cars

Chevrolet

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Summary:

Chevrolet has recalled certain 2004 Malibu vehicles because the driver's side outboard seat belt anchor may fail in a collision. Dealers will insert a retainer on both front seat outboard seat belt anchorages.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: May 7, 2004

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V188000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 84,474

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, ANALYSIS OF AN A SIDE IMPACT CRASH TEST CONDUCTED BY THE NHTSA'S NEW CAR ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (NCAP) INDICATED THAT THE OUTBOARD ANCHORAGE OF THE DRIVER'S SEAT BELT COULD DISCONNECT BECAUSE OF CONTACT BETWEEN THE SEAT TRIM AND THE ANCHORAGE CONNECTOR WHEN THE SEAT WAS ADJUSTED TO ITS LOWEST POSITION.

Consequence: IF THIS OCCURRED IN A CRASH, THE DRIVER COULD RECEIVE GREATER INJURIES.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSERT A RETAINER ON BOTH THE DRIVER'S AND PASSENGER'S BELT ANCHORAGES. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JUNE 16, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438.

Notes: GM RECALL NO. 04027. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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