UTILIMASTER WALK IN VAN 2006: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

Make : UTILIMASTER Model : WALK IN VAN Year : 2006
Build Dates : 1990-09-01 - 2018-05-15
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V377000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-08-06 Date Received by ODI: 2018-06-06 Date Added to Database: 2018-06-08
Manufacturers Involved: Spartan Motors, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 18019
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 3194
Summary:
      Spartan Motors USA "Spartan" is recalling certain 1991-2018 Utilimaster Aeromaster and Walk-In Vans. These vehicles were manufactured with front seat belts that do not have an emergency locking seat belt retractor or automatic locking seat belt retractor. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence:
      Without retractors, the seat belts may not accommodate different size occupants, therefore the occupants may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
      Spartan will notify owners and will install seat belts with retractors, free of charge. The recall began on August 6, 2018. Owners may contact Spartan customer service at 1-800-582-3454. Spartan's number for this recall is 18019.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 208
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.