1981 Pontiac FIREBIRD Seat Belts Front Retractor Recall

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1981 Pontiac FIREBIRD Seat Belts Front Retractor Recall

 NHTSA Recall #37466
NHTSA Compaign #81V060000
MFG Compaign #
 Model Year1981
 Date of notification28/05/81
 Begin date of manufacuring01/08/80
 End date of manufacturing01/09/80
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received19/05/81
 Report created02/06/81
Regulation part number571
FMV safety standard number208
Estimated number of affected units55238
 Defect summaryOn certain vehicles, the seat belt retractors in the rear seating positions contain first lock positions which will not lock when used by smaller passengers. This fails to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 208, "occupant crash protection".
 Consequence summary
 Corrective actionAll owners will be sent a pre-paid postage card that is to be filled out and sent back. The card will indicate whether the seat belts are functioning properly. If dealer inspects seat belts, the seat belt retractors will be replaced, if necessary, without charge.
 Recall notesVehicle description: passenger vehicles. System: interior; seat belt retractors. Consequences of defect: in the event of a collision, if passengers are notsecurely restrained, the possibility of personal injury and death would beincreased.
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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