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Geo Prizm Recall 94E021002

Body, Interior & Misc., September 21, 1994

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
September 21, 1994
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
38,502
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
94E021002
Component
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Summary
THE FRONT SEAT BELT BUCKLE ANCHOR STRAPS WERE NOT PROPERLY HEAT TREATED. IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT, THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE CAN SEPARATE FROM THE ANCHOR STRAP. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES."
Consequence
IF THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE SEPARATES FROM THE ANCHOR STRAPIN A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT, THE SEAT OCCUPANT IS EXPOSED TO INCREASED RISK OFPERSONAL INJURY.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY ANCHOR STRAPS AND REPLACE THOSE WITH SUSPECT DATE CODES "52733D 032" OR "52733D 042".
Notes
SYSTEM: INTERIOR SYSTEM; ACTIVE RESTRAINTS; BELT BUCKLES; FMVSS 209.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.NOTE: IF THE VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPONSERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLETIME OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE CONTACTGEO/CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFICSAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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