VOLVO FE 1991: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Make : VOLVO Model : FE Year : 1991
Build Dates : 1990-12-21 - 1993-02-09
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 97V158000
Date Owner's Notified: 1997-11-01 Date Received by ODI: 1997-09-18 Date Added to Database: 1997-09-22
Manufacturers Involved: Volvo Trucks North America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 9555
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS. THE STEEL BRAIDED TETHER OF THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE IS DEFORMED AND CAN POSSIBLY BE CRACKED. THIS HAPPENS AS THE SEATS ARE BEING MOVED ON THE SLIDING RAIL, AT THE SAME TIME THEY ARE OFTEN CAUGHT AND PINCHED UNDER THE SEAT FRAMES.
Consequence:
      IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE SEAT BELT BUCKLES WITH THE CABLE TETHER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN BY NOVEMBER 1, 1997.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED