AUTOCAR XPEDITOR 2012: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

Make : AUTOCAR Model : XPEDITOR Year : 2012
Build Dates : 2007-12-17 - 2012-07-10
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 12V394000
Date Owner's Notified: 2012-11-13 Date Received by ODI: 2012-08-13 Date Added to Database: 2012-08-13
Manufacturers Involved: Autocar, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: A-1202
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 699
Summary:
      Autocar is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 Xpeditor heavy-duty class 8 vehicles, manufactured from December 17, 2007, through July 10, 2012 and equipped with a right-hand "passenger-side" Bostrom air-ride seat. The seatbelt and tether intermediate connection point "ICP" located on the seat bracket may interfere with the seatbelt retractor mechanism as the seat is pneumatically adjusted for height. Over time, the interference may cause the retractor mechanism cover to crack, allowing the retractor spring to become loose and inoperable. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence:
      In the event of a crash, if the seat belt retractor malfunctions, the passenger may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of personal injury or death.
Remedy:
      Autocar will notify owners and provide instructions for scheduling the vehicle repair, free of charge. The recall began on November 13, 2012. Owners may contact Autocar Service Department at 1-888-218-3611.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 208
Notes:
      Autocar's recall number is A-1202.Customers may 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.