Navistar, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2014 IC Bus AE, BE and RE and model year 2014-2015 IC Bus CE school buses manufactured August 08, 2013, through November 14, 2013 and equipped with IMMI-brand L9 seat belt buckles.
Problem: 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. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies.” 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 a crash or emergency.
Solution: Navistar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the seat belt buckles, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on February 18, 2014. Owners may contact Navistar at 1-800-448-7825. Navistar’s numbers for this campaign are 13519 and 13520.
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