CHEVROLET C20 1997: SEATS

Make : CHEVROLET Model : C20 Year : 1997
Build Dates : 1996-03-01 - 1996-11-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 97V037000
Date Owner's Notified: 1997-03-06 Date Received by ODI: 1997-03-07 Date Added to Database: 1997-03-24
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SEATS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 624433
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: EXTENDED CAB AND 2-DOOR UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH RECLINING SEATS AND THE EASY-ENTRY FEATURE. THESE VEHICLES EXHIBIT A CONDITION IN WHICH A PINCH POINT EXISTS IN THE RECLINER MECHANISM THAT CAN TRAP AND PINCH A PERSON'S HAND OR FINGER"S" WHEN THE EASY-ENTRY FEATURE IS ACTIVATED.
Consequence:
      THIS PINCHING CAN CUT THE HAND OR POSSIBLY SEVER THE FINGER"S" WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PROTECTOR COVER OVER THE RECLINER MECHANISM.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION:OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 1997. 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.