FORD ESCORT 1982: SEAT BELTS

Make : FORD Model : ESCORT Year : 1982
Build Dates : 1980-08-01 - 1982-06-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 83V013000
Date Owner's Notified: 1983-04-08 Date Received by ODI: 1983-02-17 Date Added to Database: 1983-02-23
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SEAT BELTS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 245000
Summary:
      THE PORTION OF THE ROOF ABOVE FRAME "RAIL" TO WHICH THE SHOULDER BELT IS ANCHORED MAY HAVE A SLOT THAT CAN COMPROMISE THE STRENGTH OF THE SHOULDER BELT ANCHOR UNDER CERTAIN SEVERE LOADS. "THE SUSPECT AREA IS NOT VISIBLE." CONSEQUENTLY, SOME VEHICLES INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL MAY NOT MEET THE 3000 POUND ANCHORAGE STRENGTH REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD 210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES".
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REINFORCE THE ROOF RAIL INNER PANEL SURROUNDING THE DRAINAGE HOLE AT NO COST TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 210
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES; STATION WAGON MODELS ONLY.SYSTEM: INTERIOR SYSTEMS; FRONT UPPER TORSO RESTRAINT 'SHOULDER BELT'ANCHORAGE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IN VERY SEVERE FRONT END COLLISIONS, THE PROTECTIONAFFORDED FRONT SEAT OCCUPANTS MAY BE REDUCED.NOTE: THIS RECALL SHOULD IN NO WAY DISCOURAGE THE USE OF THE BELTS PRIOR TOHAVING THE DEFECT CORRECTED.