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Recall 00V097000

Seat Belts Not Proper For Vehicle

Recall Details

The seat belts installed on the vehicle may not meet proper federal requirements. Dealers will replace both front seat belts free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The seat belts installed on the vehicle fail to meet federal requirements. This can cause occupants to not be properly restrained in an accident.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in September 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.

Body, Interior & Misc., March 28, 2000

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 28, 2000
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
500,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
00V097000
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS. THE SEAT BELTS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES."
Consequence
THE SEAT BELTS MAY NOT RESTRAIN AN OCCUPANT PROPERLY IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE BOTH THE FRONT DRIVER AND PASSENGER SEAT BELTS WITH NEW SEAT BELTS.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION WILL BE CONDUCTED IN TWO PHASES. THE FIRST PHASE BEGAN SEPTEMBER 19, 2000. THE SECOND PHASE BEGAN MARCH 16, 2001. 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 CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020 OR GMC AT 1-800-462-8782. 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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