NEWMAR ESSEX 2004: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Make : NEWMAR Model : ESSEX Year : 2004
Build Dates : 2003-04-20 - 2003-11-26
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V056000
Date Owner's Notified: 2004-03-04 Date Received by ODI: 2004-02-05 Date Added to Database: 2004-02-10
Manufacturers Involved: Newmar Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 83
Summary:
      CERTAIN MOTORHOMES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 207, "SEATING SYSTEMS," AND NO. 210 "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES." THE SEAT BELT ANCHORAGE BOLTS CAN FAIL.
Consequence:
      THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE ANCHORAGE CAN SEPARATE FROM THE SEAT FRAME, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BELT LATCH BOLT AND INSTALL A BUSHING AND A GRADE 5 BOLT. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 4, 2004. 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 NEWMAR AT 1-800-731-8300 OR VILLA INTERNATIONAL AT 714-535-7272.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 207
Notes:
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