Seatbelt issue grounds some Skoda cars

MY17 Skoda Yeti and Rapid recalled

A potentially dangerous seatbelt issue has been identified in MY17 Skoda Yeti and Skoda Rapid vehicles sold in Australia.

The recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and affects a total of just 27 Skoda vehicles.

Is your Skoda Rapid or Yeti on the recall list? Check your VIN here.

The recall notice advises that the gas generator of some front seatbelt tensioners may have been incorrectly crimped onto the actuator pipe of the belt tensioner.

What are the hazards?

Parts of the pyrotechnic system for the front seat belt tensioners may become dislodged on deployment in an accident and enter the vehicle interior, putting the occupants at risk of injury.

What should consumers do?

Skoda Australia will contact owners of affected vehicles in writing with information about how to arrange an inspection and repair.

Further info is also available from Skoda Customer Call Centre on 1800 607 540.

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