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  NHTSA Recall 95V004000

NHTSA Campaign Id 95V004000; Date: Jan. 11, 1995

Passengers would be unable to extend or retract their safety belts and would be at a risk of injury in the event of an accident.

icon1 Recalled Vehicles:

1993 Thomas Conventional 1994 Thomas Conventional 1993 Thomas MVP 1994 Thomas MVP 1993 Thomas Saf-t-liner 1994 Thomas Saf-t-liner 1993 Thomas Vista 1994 Thomas Vista

Component: Seat Belts:front:retractor

Manufactured by: Thomas Built Buses, Inc.

Affected Units:: 3,076

icon3 Recall Summary:

The metal housing of the safety belt retractors on automatic locking retractor/emergency locking retractor safety belts can become deformed preventing extension and/or retraction of the belt.

icon2 How to Fix:

Dealers will install a hardened washer which will decrease the possibility of deformation of the safety belt retractor. Damaged retractors will be replaced.

icon4 Recall Notes:

System: interior system; active restraints; belt retractors. Vehicle description: transit and school buses. Note: if the vehicle is presented to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and the remedy is not provided free of charge within a reasonable time, please contact thomas built at 1-910-889-4871. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393.

Date Owners notified by Manufacturer: Mar 10, 1995

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