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.
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
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.
Dealers will install a hardened washer which will decrease the possibility of deformation of the safety belt retractor. Damaged retractors will be replaced.
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, 1995Also see: