Chrysler Recalls Pacifica Minivans for Seat Belt Defect

Chrysler Recalls Pacifica Minivans for Seat Belt Defect

Chrysler has issued a recall for its Pacifica minivans due to a seat belt defect. The recall affects about 50,000 vehicles in the U.S., but only pertains to eight-passenger Pacificas. The recall does not include older model even-seater Pacificas with captain’s chairs.

Defect Only Occurs During Extreme Driving Maneuvers

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the defect is only an issue during extreme handling maneuvers. Because most drivers of Pacifica minivans are not performing such maneuvers, no one has reported accidents or injuries due to this defect.

According to Fiat-Chrysler, in extreme driving situations, like taking a corner too hard, the middle seat belt of the second row can unbuckle. The recall will fix the defect by realigning the buckles. Fiat-Chrysler will begin notifying owners on October 20. Until the vehicles are fixed, the automaker urges owners to avoid using the second-row center seat.

“Although it might be unlikely for this defect to affect owners, it is still important to have the issue repaired by the dealership. It is always best to be prepared for the unexpected,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

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