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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Tiara Motor Coach Division

Models:

Tiara Conversion Van Years: 1997-1998


Number Involved: 153
Dates of Manufacture: August 1997 - June 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V163
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect:Conversion vans built on General Motors, Ford, and Dodge chassis and equipped with a removable power slide and reclining rear sofa. The rear sofa can become dislodged from the retaining clamps in the event of a vehicle crash. This does not comply with the requirements of FMVSS No. 207, "Seating Systems."
Remedy: Dealers will replace the defective retaining clamps.
Owner Notification: Owner notification was expected to begin during August 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Tiara at 1-219-534-2999.

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.