1997 - 2000 Corvette: Recall: Lap Belt Webbing Twisted
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 Corvette Recall
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Urgent - Distribute Immediately
Date: November 10, 2000
Subject: 00034 - Product Safety Campaign Lap Belt Webbing Twisted
Models: 1997-2000 Chevrolet Corvette Model Vehicles
To: All Chevrolet Dealers
General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 1997-2000 Chevrolet Corvette model vehicles. Some of these vehicles exhibit a condition in which the lap belt webbing may twist, allowing the webbing to become jammed in the retractor. When the belt webbing becomes jammed in the retractor, the belt may be unusable. In a vehicle crash, an unbelted occupant may receive more severe injuries.
Dealers are to install inserts to the belt web guide of each lap belt retractor.
Involved are all 1997-2000 Chevrolet Corvette model vehicles built within these VIN breakpoints:
YEAR - DIVISION - MODEL - PLANT - FROM - THROUGH
1997 - Chevrolet - Corvette - Bowling Green - V5100001 - V5109707
1998 - Chevrolet - Corvette - Bowling Green - W5100001 - W5131069
1999 - Chevrolet - Corvette - Bowling Green - X5100001 - X5133283
2000 - Chevrolet - Corvette - Bowling Green - Y5100001 - Y5104470
IMPORTANT: Dealers should confirm vehicle eligibility through GMVIS (GM Vehicle Inquiry System) or GM Access Screen (Canada only) or DCS Screen 445 (IPC only) before beginning campaign repairs. [Not all vehicles within the above breakpoints may be involved.]
Involved vehicles have been identified by Vehicle Identification Number. Computer listings containing the complete Vehicle Identification Number, customer name and address data have been prepared, and are being furnished to involved dealers with the campaign bulletin. The customer name and address data furnished will enable dealers to follow up with customers involved in this campaign. Any dealer not receiving a computer listing with the campaign bulletin has no involved vehicles currently assigned.
These dealer listings may contain customer names and addresses obtained from Motor Vehicle Registration Records. The use of such motor vehicle registration data for any other purpose is a violation of law in several states/provinces/countries. Accordingly, you are urged to limit the use of this listing to the follow-up necessary to complete this campaign.
Dealer mailing will begin on November 10, 2000.
Owner mailing will begin on November 17, 2000.
GMVIS information will be available on November 11, 2000.
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