FREIGHTLINER UNSPECIFIED 1981: SEAT BELTS:FRONT

 
Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : UNSPECIFIED Year : 1981
Build Dates : 1981-01-01 - 1981-12-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 83V015000
Date Owner's Notified: 1983-05-16 Date Received by ODI: 1983-02-23 Date Added to Database: 1983-02-28
Manufacturers Involved: FREIGHTLINER LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5
Summary:
      PROTECTIVE SLEEVES THAT COVER THE LAP BELTS IN THE AREA OF SEAT CUSHION SUPPORT PAN WERE OMITTED. SEAT BELTS MAY FAIL DURING A COLLISION. BELTS ARE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD 207, "SEATING SYSTEMS".
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE DEALER WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE LAP BELTS WITH BELTS HAVING A PROTECTIVE SLEEVE AROUND THE PORTION OF THE WEBBING ALONG THE SIDES OF THE SEAT CUSION AND FRAME.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 207
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH BOSTROM MODEL 720 SEATS.SYSTEM: INTERIOR SYSTEMS; RESTRAINT LAP BELT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: WHEN TESTED FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE STANDARD, THEWEBBING FAILED TO WITHSTAND THE REQUIRED LOAD OF 5000 POUNDS. THE WEBBINGFAILED WHERE IT BEARS AGAINST THE HARD EDGE OF THE SEAT CUSHION SUPPORT PAN.LAP BELT FAILURE IN A COLLISION INCREASES THE POTENTIAL FOR OCCUPANT INJURY.