2009 Pontiac G8 Seat Belts Recall

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2009 Pontiac G8 Seat Belts Recall

 NHTSA Recall #106167
NHTSA Compaign #15V399000
MFG Compaign #15206
 ManufacturerGeneral Motors LLC
 Model Year2009
 ComponentSEAT BELTS
 Date of notification05/07/16
 Begin date of manufacuring29/02/08
 End date of manufacturing18/02/09
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received23/06/15
 Report created23/06/15
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units47042
 Defect summaryGeneral motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 chevrolet caprice vehicles manufactured october 15, 2010, to october 22, 2013, and 2008-2009 pontiac g8 vehicles manufactured july 25, 2007, to february 18, 2009. In the affected vehicles, the flexible steel cables that connect the seat belts to the vehicle at the outside of the driver seat and the front passenger seat may be bent from being sat on while entering the vehicle. This repeated bending may result in the cable breaking.
 Consequence summaryIf the cable breaks, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.
 Corrective actionGm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seat belt tensioner assembly which includes the steel cable, free of charge. These replacement parts reposition the tensioner cable out of the path of entry into the vehicle and uses a more flexible cable, set at a more upright angle. The recall began on july 5, 2016. Owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Gm's number for this recall is 15206.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • 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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