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Recall 19V249000

Freedman GO-ES Foldaway Seat Back Cushion Detaches

Recall Details

Vehicles modified by Royale Limousine may be equipped with Freedman GO-ES Foldaway Seats. These seats have seat back cushions that may detach and become insecure, increasing risk of injury in an accident. The repair procedure for this recall is still under development as of the time of this writing. When ready, dealers will repair the affected vehicles free of charge.

Our Quick Take

For vehicles modified by Royale Limousine and equipped with Freedman GO-ES Foldaway Seats, the seat back cushion may detach in a crash or sudden stop. This increases risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Sprinter must be performed by a Sprinter dealership. Royale Limousine will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is not available as of the time of this writing.) If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Sprinter dealerships, or Royale Limousine at 1-800-544-5587. Dealers can also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., March 28, 2019

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 28, 2019
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
19V249000
Component
SEATS
Summary
Cabot Coach Builders, Inc DBA Royale (Royale Limousine) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Mercedes Sprinter-based mini coaches equipped with Freedman GO-ES Foldaway Seats, part numbers 437052OLHIFOLD and 43705PFOLDSS. When the back seat cushion is rotated from the stowed position to the upright position, the seat cushion may not remain locked into place when under load, such as in a crash or a sudden stop.
Consequence
In the event of a crash, if the seat back moves, the seat occupant has an increased risk of injury.
Remedy
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Royale Limousine customer service at 1-800-544-5587.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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