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Recall 00V016000

Seat Belts Will Not Retract Properly With Convertible Top Down

Recall Details

The front seat belts may not retract fully when the convertible top is down and the seats fully in the back position. Dealers will replace the convertible top cover to prevent interference with the seat belt to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The seat belts may not retract properly with the convertible top in the down position, with the seat pushed all the way back. This can result in an occupant not being secured properly.

What Should You Do?

Honda notified owners of affected vehicles starting in February 2000. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., January 24, 2000

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 24, 2000
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4,930
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
00V016000
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CONVERTIBLE PASSENGER VEHICLES. WHEN THE CONVERTIBLE TOP IS DOWN AND THE SEAT IS PUSHED ALL THE WAY BACK, THE SEAT BELTS MAY NOT RETRACT PROPERLY RESULTING IN SLACK IN THE SEAT BELTS.
Consequence
THIS SLACK CAN REDUCE THE PROTECTIVE CAPABILITY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE BELTS AND INCREASES THE RISK OF INJURY TO AN OCCUPANT IN A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CONVERTIBLE TOP COVER TO PREVENT INTERFERENCE WITH THE SEAT BELT.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRUARY 4, 2000. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009. 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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