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Recall 06V037000

Seat Belt May Become Damaged by Retracting Mechanism

Recall Details

On certain sport utility vehicles the edge of the third row seat belt retracting mechanism may damage the seat belt. Thus resulting in a weakened seat belt and increased chance of injury during an accident. The dealer will inspect the seat belt for damage, should any be found it will be replaced. In addition they are adding plastic cover to prevent future failures. The Chrysler recall # is F04

Our Quick Take

On some vehicles the third row seat belt retractor mechanism may cause to seat belt to be damaged. This could result in injury during a crash.

What Should You Do?

Chrysler will notify customers of affected vehicles beginning March 13, 2003. If you see any unusual wear on the seat belt, or feel you fall under this recall and have not been contacted. Call your local dealer. It helps if you have your VIN Vehicle Identification Number ready.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., March 13, 2006

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 13, 2006
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
24,058
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
06V037000
Component
SEAT BELTS:REAR

Summary
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE INTEGRATED RETRACTOR BRACKET EDGE ON THE THIRD ROW SEAT MAY CONTACT THE SEAT BELT DURING CERTAIN OPERATING CONDITIONS CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE BELT WEBBING.
Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEAT BELT MAY NOT PROPERLY RESTRAIN THE THIRD ROW OCCUPANT WHICH CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE THIRD ROW SEAT BELTS FOR DAMAGE AND REPLACE ANY DAMAGED BELTS. IN ADDITION, AN INJECTED MOLDED COVER WILL BE ADDED TO THE RETRACTOR BRACKET ON BOTH THIRD ROW SEATING POSITIONS TO PREVENT FUTURE DAMAGE FROM BELT CONTACT WITH THE RETRACTOR BRACKET. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 13, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Notify
DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. F04.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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