NHTSA Recall 83V134000

 

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):

  • FORD / BRONCO 1984
  • FORD / BRONCO II 1984
  • FORD / CROWN VICTORIA 1984
  • FORD / ESCORT 1984
  • FORD / EXP 1984
  • FORD / LTD 1984
  • FORD / MUSTANG 1984
  • FORD / RANGER 1984
  • FORD / TEMPO 1984
  • FORD / THUNDERBIRD 1984
  • LINCOLN / CONTINENTAL 1984
  • LINCOLN / MARK VII 1984
  • MERCURY / CAPRI 1984
  • MERCURY / COUGAR 1984
  • MERCURY / GRAND MARQUIS 1984
  • MERCURY / LYNX 1984
  • MERCURY / MARQUIS 1984
  • MERCURY / TOPAZ 1984

Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Report Receipt Date: DEC 20, 1983

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 83V134000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SEAT BELTS: FRONT: ANCHORAGE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 530,000

Summary:

THE BOLTS THAT ATTACH THE D-SHAPED RING FOR THE SHOULDER BELT ARE INADEQUATELY SUPPORTED BY THE MATERIAL IN WHICH THEY ARE MOUNTED. THE ATTACHMENT DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 210, “SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES”.

Consequence:

NOT LISTED.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL NEW ATTACHING HARDWARE TO IMPROVE THE STRENGTH OF THE MOUNTING.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS. SYSTEM: INTERIOR SYSTEMS; SEAT BELTS AND UPPER TORSO RESTRAINT ATTACHMENTS. CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IN SEVERE COLLISIONS, THE SHOULDER BELT ATTACHMENT COULD SEPARATE, INCREASING THE POSSIBILITY OF OCCUPANT INJURY. NOTE: MANUFACTURER ADVISES THAT SEAT BELTS SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE USED AT ALL TIMES, AS SUBSTANTIAL BENEFITS MAY STILL BE OBTAINED.