|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
Tiara Motor Coach Division
|Tiara Conversion Van
Number Involved: 369
Dates of Manufacture: August 1997 - June 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V165
Description of Defect:Conversion vans built on Chevrolet Astro and GMC Safari
chassis. The upper seat belt mounting brackets for the rear sofa are not capable of
passing the requirements of FMVSS No. 207, "Seating Systems," and No. 210,
"Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages." The seat occupant will not be adequately
restrained in the event of a front impact, possibly resulting in injuries to the seat's
Remedy: Dealers will replace the defective brackets.
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
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.