October 7, 2000Ford and GM Recall 23 Models of
Year 2000 Cars, Trucks, Minivans and SUVs
DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published the recall of certain model
year 2000 Ford and GM vehicles equipped with TRW seat belt buckle assemblies. The
buckle base of these seat belts were not properly heat treated, and therefore do not pass
the load bearing requirement of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 209, "Seat
All vehicles affected by this recall are year 2000
models. The recalled vehicles are:
Blazer, Impala, Lumina, Monte Carlos, and Ventures.
Contour, Escorts, Explorer, F-150 pickups, Ranger and Windstars.
Mystique, Mountaineers and Villagers.
Bravada, Intrigue and Silhouettes.
Grand Prix and Montanas.
Ford has not yet provided a planned remedy or an
owner notification schedule for this campaign.
GM Dealers will inspect the vehicle's rear safety
belt buckle assembly date codes and, if necessary, will replace any rear safety belt
buckle assembly. GM Owner notification was expected to begin during August
Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673, Buick at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet
at 1-800-222-1020, GMC at 1-800-462-8782, Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537, Pontiac at
1-800-762-2737. or Saturn at 1-800-553-6000.
Reference:NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
00V228003, Ford Mfg. Campaign #: 00S21, GM Mfg. Campaign #: 00067
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