June 26, 2000
1997-1998 Buick Park Avenue Automobiles Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has published the recall of certain 1997-1998
Buick Park Avenue automobiles because some of these vehicles have front seat shoulder
belts that may twist, allowing the webbing to become jammed in the retractor.
According to the NHTSA, when the shoulder
belt webbing becomes jammed in the retractor, the seat belt may be unusable.
77,952 of these vehicles, manufactured between
April 1996 through October 1997 are affected by this recall.
Dealers will inspect for the presence of updated
front shoulder belt bezels and where necessary, install new front seat shoulder belt
opening bezel kits.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification will begin during July 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within
a reasonable time should contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V117/GM Recall
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers June 26,
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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