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Recall 04V188000

Chevrolet Recalls 2004 Mailbus Due to Faulty Seat Belt Anchor

Recall Details

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.

Body, Interior & Misc., May 7, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 7, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
84,474
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V188000
Component
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

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.
Notify
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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