GIRARDIN SCHOOL BUS 1975: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Make : GIRARDIN Model : SCHOOL BUS Year : 1975
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 79V223000
Date Owner's Notified: 1980-01-29 Date Received by ODI: 1979-10-01 Date Added to Database: 1979-12-12
Manufacturers Involved: VAN-CON, INCORPORATED
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2400
Summary:
      THE INVOLVED VEHICLES DO NOT CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES". THE KNURL BAR IN THE BUCKLE DOES NOT ADEQUATELY HOLD THE WEBBING IN PLACE UNDER LOAD.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      SEAT BELTS WILL BE INSPECTED AND, IF NECESSARY, A V-SHAPED METAL INSERT OF 16 GAUGE STEEL WILL BE FITTED OVER THE BUCKLE WEBBING GUIDE AND WELDED TO THE INSIDE BUCKLE FRAME.
Report Initiator: OVSC V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 209
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SCHOOL BUSES.SYSTEM: INTERIOR; SEAT BELTS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THE DEFECTIVE SEAT BELT WILL NOT RESTRAIN AN OCCUPANTDURING A CRASH SITUATION BUT ALLOW HIM TO TRAVEL FORWARDS AND POSSIBLY SUSTAINSERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY.