1991 FORD EXPLORER RECALL INFORMATION
Seat Belt Buckle with End Release -
Recall ID from NHTSA: 92V113000
Auto Recall Date: 19920817
Vehicle Component: SEAT BELTS: FRONT: BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 565000
1991 FORD EXPLORER Defect Summary:
THE RIGID MOUNTED SAFETY BELT BUCKLES ARE DEFECTIVE IN THREE WAYS. FIRST, A FASTENED SAFETY BELT BUCKLE WILL NOT UNLATCH WHEN THE RELEASE BUTTON IS DEPRESSED. THIS RESULTS FROM INTERFERENCE BETWEEN THE BUCKLE EJECTOR FINGER AND THE BUCKLE TONGUE WINDOW. THE SECOND DEFECT IS THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE MAY NOT LATCH. THE THIRD POSSIBLE DEFECT IS THAT THE TONGUE MAY BE RETAINED BY THE BUCKLE, BUT IT MAY NOT BE LATCHED SUFFICIENTLY TO PROVIDE OCCUPANT PROTECTION.
Ford Explorer Defect Consequence:
AN INSUFFICIENTLY LATCHED OR UNLATCHED SAFETY BELT INCREASES THE RISK OF INJURY TO SEAT OCCUPANTS IN THE EVENT OF A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT. IF THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE WILL NOT UNLATCH, IT WILL NOT ALLOW THE OCCUPANT TO GET OUT OF THE VEHICLE IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION.
Ford Explorer Recall Remedy:
FORD WILL REPLACE THE RIGID MOUNTED SAFETY BELT BUCKLES WITH END RELEASE SAFETY BELT BUCKLES DESIGNED TO PREVENT LATCH PROBLEMS.
SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Potential Tire Failure Lawsuit
If you, or a loved one, have been seriously injured in a wreck or rollover accident caused in part by a tire tread separation, tire failure, seatbelt failure, seat belt buckle failure or fire, roof crush, or other defects, then you may have legal action against the tire and/or vehicle manufacturers for your injuries and losses. It is important to KEEP IN YOUR POSSESSION the vehicle involved in the accident, the tire, the tire tread and any pieces of the tire that separated from the tire during the failure. The vehicle, tire, tire tread and all tire pieces and/or any other defective part are critical evidence in a vehicle crashworthiness or product liability lawsuit.
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