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If the seat is then returned to the upright position without re-engaging the hinge pivot, the seat and seat belts may not provide the intended level of performance in the event of a crash.

Seats — Front Assembly — Recliner

Vehicle description: Station wagons and 3-door vehicles. The subject vehicles have a folding 60/40 second seat that becomes a load floor in the folded position. When the 60% portion of the seat is folded down and a load is applied to the front edge of the load floor, the outboard hinge pivot could disengage from the hinge.
Dealers will install a revised seat back hinge pivot.
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Date Announced
DEC 14, 2000
Vehicles Affected
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