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GM Recalls Chevrolet Express and GMC Savanna


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Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
CHEVROLET / EXPRESS 2003-2006
GMC /SAVANA 2003-2006

Manufacturer : GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V558000
Mfg's Report Date : DEC 12, 2005
Component: SEAT BELTS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 425593

Summary: ON CERTAIN FULL-SIZE PASSENGER, CARGO, OR CUTAWAY VANS, THE FRONT AND REAR SEAT BELT BUCKLES WILL NOT LATCH OR WILL NOT UNLATCH. THERE ARE TWO CONDITIONS THAT RENDER THE BUCKLE INOPERATIVE AFTER CUSTOMER USAGE. SPECIFICALLY, (1) WITH A DAMAGED EJECTOR HOOD, THE LATCH TONGUE CANNOT FULLY ENTER THE BUCKLE AND WILL NOT LATCH; AND (2) IF THE RELEASE BAR MOVES PERMANENTLY OUT OF POSITION, THE BUCKLE WILL EITHER BE UNABLE TO ENGAGE THE LATCH OR THE PUSHBUTTON WILL BE UNABLE TO UNLATCH THE BUCKLE. Consequence: A SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY. Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BUCKLES AND, IF FOUND TO BE INOPERATIVE, THE ENTIRE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY WOULD BE REPLACED. FOR BUCKLES FOUND TO BE OPERATIVE, DEALER WILL REPLACE ONLY THE UPPER BUCKLE COVER. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 OR GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.

Notes: GM RECALL NO. 05113. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.