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Recall 96V077000

Recall 96V077000

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., May 15, 1996

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 15, 1996
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,058
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
96V077000
Component
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Summary
DURING STATIC TESTING OF BELT ANCHORAGE POINTS, THE OUTBOARD ATTACHMENT PLATE BEING USED IN THE TESTING DEFORMED AND DETACHED FROM THE SEAT ANCHORAGE. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES" AND NO. 210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES."
Consequence
CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE: THE BELT MAY NOT LATCH PROPERLY INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO AN OCCUPANT SHOULD A VEHICLE CRASH OCCUR.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SAFETY BELT ASSEMBLIES FOR THE DATE OF MANUFACTURE. ANY ASSEMBLY WITH DATE YEAR 96 WEEK 10 DAY 2 WILL BE REPLACED.
Notify
SYSTEM: INTERIOR; SEAT AND SHOULDER BELTS AND BELT ANCHOR; FMVSS NO. 209 AND 210. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.NOTE: OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN MAY 15, 1996. NOTE: 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 SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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