March 12, 2002
Utilimaster Has Recalled 1996 WALK-IN VAN
Utilimaster Has Recalled 1996 WALK-IN VAN because the belt
buckle could eventually detach from the cable in the event of an impact.
Potential Number of Units Affected: 11,418
Manufactured: Not Available
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: WALK-IN VANS EQUIPPED WITH SEAT BELT BUCKLES
MANUFACTURED BY INDIANA MILLS & MANUFACTURING INC. AFTER REPEATED FLEXING,
THE CABLE CAN FATIGUE AND FRAY AT THE POINT WHERE IT IS CRIMPED TO THE
THE BUCKLE COULD EVENTUALLY DETACHED FORM THE CABLE IN THE EVENT OF AN
IMPACT, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE. UTILIMASTER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED
AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR
VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT
RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT UTILIMASTER
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when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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