Seatbelt Defect Initiates Recall from Bus Manufacturer

Seatbelt Defect Initiates Recall from Bus Manufacturer
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October 02, 2015

A seatbelt defect has prompted a recall of 23 buses from the manufacturer.

Eldorado National-Kansas is recalling certain model year 2015 Amerivan vehicles built on Toyota Sienna chassis. In the affected vehicles, the Toyota seatbelt tab may not properly latch to the Amerivan's Qstem seat belt buckle assembly. As a result, the seatbelt may unlatch unexpectedly when pulled on.

If the seatbelt unlatches, the occupant would not be properly restrained and is at an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

The defect puts these vehicles in violation of the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorage."

Eldorado will notify owners, and dealers will install a new Q-stem assembly with an alternate buckle assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in October 2015.

Owners with questions should contact Eldorado customer service at (785) 827-1033.