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August 4, 1999

Suzuki Motor Corporation

Models: Suzuki Vitara Year: 1999

Number Involved: 1,273
Dates of Manufacture: Prior to June 1999
Defect: During port installation of rear stereo speakers, the front seat belt lower anchor bolts were removed to facilitate the rear speaker installation and may not have been torqued to specification after installation of the speakers. In the event of a crash, the seat belts may not properly restrain an occupant, increasing the risk of personal injury.
Remedy: Dealers will re-torque both of the front seat belt lower anchor bolts to specification. Owner notification began June 28, 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Suzuki at 1-800-934-0934.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V155/Suzuki Recall No. SE]