COLLINS SUPER BANTAM 2005: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

Make : COLLINS Model : SUPER BANTAM Year : 2005
Build Dates : 2005-11-01 - 2006-06-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V018000
Date Owner's Notified: 2008-01-07 Date Received by ODI: 2008-01-14 Date Added to Database: 2008-01-14
Manufacturers Involved: Collins Bus Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 296
Summary:
      CERTAIN MY 2005 AND 2006 COLLINS BANTAM, GRAND BANTAM, SUPER BANTAM, AND OMNI SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 2005 AND JUNE 2006, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH ALL THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES", AND NO. 210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES." THE WEB OF THE BELT RUBS UP AGAINST THE RETRACTOR'S METAL SLEEVE CAUSING FRICTION AND ABRASION, AND OVER TIME, MAY FRAY THE BELT.
Consequence:
      IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY.
Remedy:
      COLLINS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE SEAT BELT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 7, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT COLLINS AT 1-800-533-1850.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 209
Notes:
      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.