2003 GIRARDIN MBIV Recall - ID 68550

2003 GIRARDIN MBIV Recall

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 03V365000 
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GIRARDIN 
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: MBIV 
Model Year: 2003 
Mfg Campaign Number: 03-005-SB 
Mfg Component Desc: SEAT BELTS 
Mfg Involved in Recall: GIRARDIN MINIBUS INC. 
Manufacture Dates: 08-25-03 through 09-17-03 
Type of Report: (V) Vehicle 
Potential # of Units Affected: 46 
Date Owner Notified by Mfg:  
Recall Initiated By: MFR 
Mfg Responsible for Recall: A. GIRARDIN INC. 
Report Recieved Date: 10-03-03 
Record Creation Date: 10-14-03 
Regulation Part Number: 571 
FMVSS Number: 209 
Defect Summary: MY 2003 MBII & MBIV SCHOOL BUSES BUILT ON FORD E-350 & E-450, GM 3500 CHASSIS, AND MANUFACTURED BETWEEN AUGUST 25 AND SEPTEMBER 17, 2003. THESE BUSES ARE EQUIPPED WITH BEAM'S INDUSTRIES SEAT BELTS. THE METAL FRAME OF THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE MAY FRACTURE DUE TO POSSIBLE EMBRITTLEMENT OF THE STEEL, RESULTING IN A POTENTIAL RELEASE OF THE ENGAGED TONGUE DURING USE. THESE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES DO NOT COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES." 
Consequence Summary: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE BUCKLE MAY UNLATCH, AND POSSIBLE INJURY OR DEATH COULD OCCUR TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT. 
Corrective Summary: BEAM'S INDUSTRIES WILL NOTIFY THE CUSTOMERS OF GIRARDIN DIRECTLY AND WILL PROVIDE THEM WITH THE REMEDY AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT BEAM'S AT 1-888-343-9266 OR GIRARDIN AT 1-819-477-8222. 
Notes: GIRARDIN RECALL NO. 03-005-SB.ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236). 
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