CHEVROLET C20 1994: SEAT BELTS:FRONT

Make : CHEVROLET Model : C20 Year : 1994
Build Dates : 1993-03-01 - 1995-07-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 95V241000
Date Owner's Notified: 1996-03-14 Date Received by ODI: 1995-12-13 Date Added to Database: 1996-01-02
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 630099
Summary:
      IF BOTH THE LAP-BELT AND SHOULDER-BELT ENERGY MANAGEMENT LOOPS ON THE FRONT SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES RELEASE AT OR NEAR THE SAME TIME, ACCELERATION FORCES CAN CAUSE THE BUCKLE RELEASE MECHANISM TO ACTIVATE AND ALLOW THE BUCKLE TO SEPARATE FROM THE LATCH.
Consequence:
      IF THE BUCKLE RELEASED, THE SYSTEM WOULD FAIL TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE OCCUPANT RESTRAINT PROTECTION.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE STITCHING THAT CREATES THE ENERGY MANAGEMENT LOOP IN THE SHOULDER BELT"S".
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: INTERIOR; SEAT BELTS; FRONT.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS, EXTENDED CAB, EQUIPPED WITHGAS ENGINES OR 6.5L H.O. TURBO DIESEL ENGINES.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 CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020 OR GMC AT 1-800-462-8782. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.