Oldsmobile Engineering Analysis EA02032: SAFETY BELT ASSEMBLY FAILURE

1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette


Seat Belts

ODI identified 59 reports with the alleged defect.ODI was able to contact 44 of the 59 consumers in order to determine the specific cause of the latch problems.of the 44 owners contacted, ODI determined that four failures were due to an out-of-tolerance latch plate, and that 23 failures were due to a displaced buckle housing cover.the remaining 17 failures had indeterminable causes.of the 59 reports, there were three alleged minor injuries.no legal claims or lawsuits have been filed with regard to this alleged defect.based on the limited number of reports, and a declining report trend, this investigation is closed.a safety-related defect has not been identified at this time and further use of Agency resources does not appeared to be warranted.accordingly, this investigation is closed.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by NHTSA that a safety-related defect does not exist.the Agency will take further action if warranted by the circumstances. See additional summary report.
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Date Opened
NOV 18, 2002
Date Closed
NOV 21, 2003
NHTSA Recall #
No recall issued
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