November 28, 2001
Hyundai Recalls Tiburon
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting
1997 HYUNDAI TIBURON manufactured between
03/1996 - 08/2000.
Number Involved: 42,782
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER SEAT
BELTS MAY NOT EXTEND AND RETRACT SMOOTHLY THROUGH THE D-RING GUIDES MOUNTED
ON THE BODY PILLARS AFT OF THE DOORS. IF THE SEAT BELTS DO NOT EXTEND AND
RETRACT SMOOTHLY, THEY MAY TWIST IN THE D-RING GUIDES AND MAKE IT
INCONVENIENT TO EXTEND AND RETRACT THE SEAT BELTS.
IF THE SEAT BELTS ARE INCONVENIENT TO USE, THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY BE
DISINCLINED TO WEAR THE SEAT BELTS PROPERLY, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A STOPPER OVER EACH FRONT SEAT BELT D-RING GUIDE TO
ASSIST THE SEAT BELT TO SMOOTHLY EXTEND AND RETRACT.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 01V345000
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
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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