Portland, OR — Daimler Trucks North America, Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks are recalling various trucks for seat belt problems. All recalled truck models are equipped with IMMI-brand L9 seat belt buckles.
When the button is pressed to release the seat belt, the latch plate can become partially engaged with the buckle, making the seat belt difficult to unlatch and making these vehicles so they fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies,” according to truckinginfo.
If the latch plate remains partially engaged after the button is pressed, egress from the vehicle could be hindered, resulting in an increased risk of injury in the event of an accident or emergency.
26,310 model year 2014 Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, 122SD, Coronado, Argosy, Cascadia, M2 Business Class, and Western Star 4700, 4900, and 6900 vehicles manufactured Aug. 5, 2013 through Nov. 15, 2013 are being recalled for this problem.
DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the seat belt buckle, as necessary, for free. The recall is expected to begin by Jan. 26, 2014. Owners may contact Daimler at 1-800-385-4357. DTNA’s number for this campaign is FL-654.
Also affected are 5,486 Volvo model year 2014 VAH, VHD, VNL, and VNM trucks manufactured Aug. 12, 2013 through Nov. 14, 2013.
Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the seat belt buckle, as necessary, for free. The recall is expected to begin in January 2014. Owners may contact Volvo at 1-336-393-2000. Volvo’s number for this recall is RVXX1307.
Also part of the seat belt recall are 39 Mack Trucks, from model year 2014 CXU and MRU trucks manufactured Aug. 12, 2013 through Oct. 9, 2013.
Mack will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat belt buckle, and if necessary, replace the seat belt buckles, for free. The recall is expected to begin in January 2014. Owners may contact Mack Trucks at 1-336-393-2000. This is Mack Recall No. SC0373.
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