UTILIMASTER UNSPECIFIED 1985: SEATS

Make : UTILIMASTER Model : UNSPECIFIED Year : 1985
Build Dates : 1980-02-01 - 1991-03-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 91V049000
Date Owner's Notified: 1991-04-22 Date Received by ODI: 1991-03-25 Date Added to Database: 1991-03-28
Manufacturers Involved: Utilimaster Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SEATS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 12659
Summary:
      THE DRIVER'S SEAT AND THE PASSENGER FRONT OUTBOARD OCCUPANT SEAT ARE DESIGNED WITH THE SAFETY BELT ANCHORAGE ON THE SEAT STRUCTURE. THE WELDS ON THE ALUMINUM WELD MOUNT ASSEMBLY ATTACHING THE SEAT PEDESTAL TO THE CHASSIS COULD FRACTURE IN AN ACCIDENT AND WOULD NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS 207 AND FMVSS 210.
Consequence:
      FAILURE OF THE SEAT ASSEMBLY AND OR THE SEAT BELTASSEMBLY COULD RESULT IN INCREASED RISK OF INJURY TO SEAT OCCUPANT IN THE EVENTOF A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.
Remedy:
      A STEEL MEMBER WILL BE INSTALLED ATTACHING THE SEAT PEDESTAL TO THE CHASSIS FRAME.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 207
Notes:
      SYSTEM: SEATING SYSTEMS AND SAFETY BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES; FMVSS 207 AND 210.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: WALK-IN VANS ON GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION P30 CHASSIS.