CHEVROLET C20 1996: SEATS

Make : CHEVROLET Model : C20 Year : 1996
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 96E010000
Date Owner's Notified: 1996-08-19 Date Received by ODI: 1996-03-25 Date Added to Database: 1996-03-29
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SEATS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2400
Summary:
      THE SEAT RECLINER TO SEAT FRAME ATTACHING BOLTS ON THESE VEHICLES COULD LOOSEN, FATIGUE AND FRACTURE, ALLOWING THE SEAT BACK TO SUDDENLY RECLINE.
Consequence:
      IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR TO THE DRIVER'S SEAT, THIS COULD RESULT IN A SUDDEN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REMOVE ALL FOAM AND/OR FABRIC SANDWICHED BETWEEN THE RECLINER ASSEMBLY AND THE SEAT FRAME, INSTALL WASHERS BETWEEN THE SEAT RECLINER AND THE SEAT FRAME AT EACH ATTACHMENT POINT, AND INSTALL NEW ATTACHING BOLTS TORQUED TO A HIGHER SPECIFICATION. THESE CORRECTIONS WILL BE MADE TO BOTH THE DRIVER'S AND PASSENGER'S SEATS.
Report Initiator: MFR E Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: INTERIOR; SEAT TRACK ANCHORS AND SEAT.EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: FRONT HIGH-BACK BUCKET SEATS OR 60/40 SPLIT BENCH SEATS PROVIDED BY VEHICLE SAFETY SYSTEMS FOR INSTALLATION IN LIGHT DUTY PICKUP EXTENDED CAB CONVERSION TRUCKS.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 VSS AT 1-800-742-5043. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.