Malfunctioning Seatbelts Lead to Emergency Vehicle Recall

Malfunctioning Seatbelts Lead to Emergency Vehicle Recall
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November 9, 2015

Halcore Group, Inc. is issuing a recall for vehicles due to the presence of faulty seatbelts.

The manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2008-2014 American Emergency Vehicle (AEV) Type II ambulances. In the affected vehicles, the flexible steel cable that connect the seatbelt to the vehicle on the rearward facing attendant seat may be bent from being sat on while entering the vehicle. This repeated bending may result in the cable breaking.

If the cable breaks, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.

Halcore is including about 2,500 vehicles in this recall.

Halcore will notify owners, and dealers will replace the flexible steel cable with a sleeve encased webbed belt which allows flexibility, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 30, 2015.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact AEV customer service at (800) 374-9749.