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Recall 00V316000

Seat Belt Retractor Defective

Recall Details

The seat belt retractor can lock up due to deforming and binding. Dealers will replace the seat belt actuator assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The seat belt retractor can deform and cause the seat belt to lock frequently. This can cause the belt to be locked in a position where it cannot be used, resulting in an unsecured occupant.

What Should You Do?

Honda notified owners of affected vehicles starting in October 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., October 10, 2000

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 10, 2000
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
9,147
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
00V316000
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, THE SEAT BELT RETRACTOR CAN DEFORM AND CAUSE COMPLETE OR FREQUENT LOCKING OF THE RETRACTOR. AS A RESULT, THE SEAT BELTS CANNOT BE PULLED OUT OF THE RETRACTOR AND CANNOT BE USED.
Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEAT BELT ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 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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