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1977 MG MGB Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Recall Notices

1977 Mg Mgb (5/7/1985)

Campaign Number: 85V059000
Component Name: SEAT BELTS:FRONT
Manufacturer: JAGUAR ROVER TRIUMPH INC.
Description: WIDESPREAD LACK OF UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE OPERATION OF WEBBING SENSITIVE AND DUAL SENSITIVE SEAT BELTS HAS LEAD TO NON-USE OF BELTS BY A NUMBER OF OWNERS. SOME BELTS RETRACTORS MAY JAM, BIND OR LOCK. THIS MAY DISCOURAGE THE USE OF THE SAFETY BELTS. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: NON-USE OF SEAT BELTS SUBJECTS OCCUPANTS TO RISK OF INJURY IN EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT OR SUDDEN BRAKING.
Defect:
Corrective Action: INSTRUCTINS ON PROPER BELT USAGE AND SIMPLE CHECKS WILL BE SENT TO OWNERS AND WILL REPLACE ANY MALFUNCTIONING RETRACTOR.

1977 Mg Mgb (8/2/1978)

Campaign Number: 78V164000
Component Name: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Manufacturer: JAGUAR ROVER TRIUMPH INC.
Description: THE OVERDRIVE WIRING HARNESS COULD CHAFE AND CAUSE AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT.
Defect:
Corrective Action: THE DEALER WILL INSTALL A PROTECTIVE SLEEVE TO THE OVERDRIVE WIRING HARNESS AT THE BASE OF THE GEAR LEVER TO PRECLUDE CHAFING.

1977 Mg Mgb (4/24/1978)

Campaign Number: 78V089000
Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:CARBURETOR SYSTEM
Manufacturer: JAGUAR ROVER TRIUMPH INC.
Description: THE RETAINING SCREWS ON THE FUEL BOWL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO LOOSEN, ALLOWING SEEPAGE OF GASOLINE FROM THE CARBURETOR.
Defect:
Corrective Action: THE DEALER WILL CHECK THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD/CATALYST SYSTEM AND CARBURETOR AND MAKE ANY NECESSARY REPAIRS WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.