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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Isuzu Motors, Limited

Models:

Isuzu Amigo Years: 1998


Number Involved: 3,044
Dates of Manufacture: December 1997 - March 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V111
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: The strength of the rear seat belt shoulder anchorage is not to design specifications and does not fully comply with FMVSS No. 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages." The rear seat belts would not provide adequate protection in the event of a vehicle crash.
Remedy: Dealers will install right and left rear seat belt anchor bolts.
Owner Notification: Owner notification was expected to begin June 15, 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Isuzu at 1-800-643-4070, extension 256.

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.