The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently issued the Pacifica’s first recall for faulty seat belts.
Chrysler will need to recall 2017 Pacifica units produced between February 22, 2016 and April 28, 2016 for faulty center overhead seat belt stow clips. This will only affect the center passenger seat belts in the second and third row as the clips may fracture thus rendering the seat belts useless during a crash.
Without the use of these seat belts, passengers in the middle have an increased chance of injury if an accident were to occur and the clips can turn into projectiles which is why Chrysler is recalling the affected vehicles for repairs.
This problem was first noticed by an assembly plant on March 26 and when Chrysler looked into their clip supplier they found out that the supplier had made changes to its tooling process which produced flawed stow clip materials.
In order to fix the problem, your dealership will need to replace the third row overhead seat belt stow bezel and the second row too if needed. This should be done for free and although Chrysler has not yet released a notification schedule, you can still contact your dealership about it or give the company’s customer service department a call at 1-800-853-1403. The recall specific number is S42 if needed.