: My friend told me that the seatbelts were recalled because they could
: and stop the rider from getting unbuckled in an emergency. He also told
: that in California plants (I think it was California), they use a bad
: for the paint, so he's entitled to new seatbelt buckles and a paint job.
: this true?
Like Joe said, if it ain't under warranty, you're probably going to have to
pay for replacement out of pocket. That being said, yes, there were two
seat belt related recalls for the '89.
One is related to the rear seat belt webbing being a tad too long and I
doubt this is really something most folks will get fixed, especially since
the impact group is extremely minute. (~35)
Here's the info on the second seat belt related item:
Make : CHEVROLET
Model : CAMARO
Year : 1989
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 90V105000
Recall Date : MAY 04, 1990
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1500000
PLASTIC COMPONENTS OF SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLIES DO NOT CONTAIN AN ULTRA
VIOLET STABILIZER, AND EXPOSURE TO DIRECT SUNLIGHT AND ELEVATED INTERIOR
TEMPERATURES COULD WEAKEN THE PLASTIC COMPONENTS.
THIS COULD RESULT IN BREAKAGE OF PLASTIC COMPONENTS WHICHCOULD PREVENT
BUCKLE FROM LATCHING AND PROTECTING OCCUPANT IN A SUDDEN STOP ORACCIDENT.
REPLACE OR REPAIR SEAT BELT BUCKLE.
Sorry 'bout the caps, but that's a direct cut and past from the site and I'm
not going to take the time to beautify it for you. If you plan to keep
driving the vehicle I would do a little research and find out if your buckle
has already been replaced. If it has not, I would get it swapped out, but
that's just me.
'01 Formula - MTI Air Box Lid, K&N Filter, Hurst-6,
SLP Cold Air Induction & Smooth Intake Bellow
Corsa Catback w/Premium Tips
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