VAN CON 33803 DUAL REAR-WHEEL 2016: SEAT BELTS: REAR:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Make : VAN CON Model : 33803 DUAL REAR-WHEEL Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2011-11-21 - 2017-09-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V666000
Date Owner's Notified: 2017-12-19 Date Received by ODI: 2017-10-19 Date Added to Database: 2017-10-23
Manufacturers Involved: Van-Con, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SEAT BELTS: REAR:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 266
Summary:
      Van-Con, Inc. "Van-Con" is recalling certain 2011-2017 Dual Rear-Wheel school buses, model 33803, built on Chevrolet 3500 chassis. The seat belt buckle latch plate assembly, when buckled, may rest across the seated passenger's lap instead of being located to the side of the passenger. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" number 222, "School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection."
Consequence:
      The incorrectly positioned seat belt assembly may increase the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy:
      Van-Con will notify owners and will replace the buckle end of the seat belt with a shorter length buckle end, free of charge. The recall began on December 19, 2017. Owners may contact Van-Con customer service at 1-732-356-8484.
Report Initiator: OVSC V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 222
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.