Recall 04V189000

Seat Belt Assemblies May Have a Brittle Part

Recall Details

Some vans may have been produced with seat belt assemblies containing a latch with a brittle condition that may not withstand the forces specified by the standards. This may mean the belt would not restrain the seat occupants as needed in a crash. Dealers will replace the safety belt buckle. The recall began May 7, 2004. The GM recall number is 04025.

Our Quick Take

Some vans may have been produced with seat belt assemblies with a brittle latch. The belt may not restrain the seat occupants as needed in a crash.

What Should You Do?

Please contact your Chevrolet dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Body, Interior & Misc., May 07, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 07, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
331
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V189000
Component
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Summary
CERTAIN VANS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, ¿SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES.¿ THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITH SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLIES CONTAINING A LATCH WITH A BRITTLE CONDITION THAT MAY NOT WITHSTAND THE FORCE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.
Consequence
THE SAFETY BELT MAY NOT RESTRAIN THE OCCUPANT AS INTENDED DURING A CRASH, WHICH COULD RESULT IN INJURY TO THE OCCUPANT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE. THE RECALL BEGAN MAY 7, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 OR GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.
Notify
GM RECALL NO. 04025.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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