The recall date of manufacture starts with June 15th 2016. Well my Pacifica was manufactured in May of 2016. I guess I'm okay. I checked my Pacifica and was able to access the tether with my finger nail. Don't know why the recall does not cover vans made prior to June 15th, 2016 unless that is when the regulation went into effect.
In looking at the access cover, I think the only problem is the slot used to pry out the cover is too large. I expect the replacement will simply have a smaller slot like I've seen on other vehicles. You can't get your finger nail into the smaller slot. A small blade screw driver or a something small and thin such as a paperclip is needed.
I doubt that a child would accidently access the tether. More likely an adult poking around his new van. "Lookee here. I wonder what this little cover is for. Well it just pops right off. Looks like its attached to some kind of strap. I wonder what it does. I'll just give it a tug. Oh shi……..!"
By the way, even if the recall applied to me, I would not have it done. I like the way the cover is now.
2017 Pacifica Limited (built May 2016)
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