Chrysler remembers 50,000 Pacifica minivans for wonky seat belts

It isn’t too typically that you just see the phrases “excessive dealing with maneuvers” in a press launch a few minivan recall, however 2017 has confirmed that just about actually every thing is feasible.

Chrysler has issued a voluntary recall for 47,927 examples of the 2017 and 2018 Chrysler Pacifica minivan within the US, together with one other 1,900 or so in Canada. It is a voluntary recall, that means the automaker selected to concern the recall impartial of any phrase from federal authorities.

The problem stems from the second-row seat belts. Chrysler famous that, throughout testing, an outboard seat belt buckle may grow to be unlatched “when the automobile is subjected to excessive dealing with maneuvers.” The issue arose when the belt’s launch buckle got here into contact with the buckle subsequent to it.

Contemplating each Roadshow and Automotive and Driver have long-term Chrysler Pacificas, it kind of looks as if this press launch was directed at us — not that I or anybody else has engaged in excessive dealing with maneuvers in vans which might be nonetheless technically the property of Chrysler. Oh, no.

The recall is proscribed to Pacificas with the elective eight-passenger seating association. Prospects will probably be notified when a repair is made obtainable. For now, Chrysler suggests towards “utilizing the second-row middle seat at the side of the opposite second-row positions.” Should you recurrently carry round fewer than 5 kids, that should not be an issue.

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