300ZX Coupe V6-2960cc DOHC (VG30DE) (1994)
Seat Belt Retractor: Technical Service Bulletins
Body - Warnings for Aftermarket Rust Proofing
February 15, 1988
CAUTIONS FOR AFTERMARKET RUST PROOFING APPLICATION
All Nissan Models
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has conducted an investigation into potential failure of the front safety belt systems of certain
vehicles due to the unintentional application of rust-proofing material to the belt retractors in the "B" pillar area. Their information suggests that the
movement of the pendulum inside the belt retractor mechanism can be restricted if rust-proofing material is inadvertently applied in the pendulum area.
Restricting the pendulum movement can result in the belts failing to protect occupants in an accident.
Nissan's current models have extensive anti-corrosion treatment applied at the factories and we do not endorse "rust-proofing" at the dealer or
aftermarket level. The only instance in which Nissan recommends rust-proofing be applied is in the case of body panel replacement (Please refer to
Service Bulletin TS82-066, BF82-007 for instructions about rust-proofing replacement body panels).
If additional rust-proofing is applied to Nissan vehicles, DO NOT apply rust-proofing to the "B" pillar area near the seat belt retractor, or any other
location near the seat belt retractors of any vehicle. Of course, the usual precautions in applying rust-proofing material still apply. For example, it is
important that rust-proofing material not be inadvertently applied to door lock assemblies, drain holes, the exhaust system or driveshaft.
IMPROPER RETRACTOR OPERATION CAUSED BY THE INSTALLATION OF RUST-PROOFING MATERIAL WILL BE THE
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INSTALLING AGENCY.