WASHINGTON — Fiat-Chrysler is recalling 3,518 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans because of a seatbelt problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"The center overhead seatbelt stow clip may fracture and prevent use of the seatbelt in the third-row and/or second-row center passenger seat," NHTSA said in its recall summary. "If passengers occupying the third-row and/or second-row center seats cannot use a seatbelt, there is an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash."
There are no injuries or accidents as of June 20, 2016, the company told federal safety regulators.
"In the interim, the seatbelts may be used if they can be deployed," Fiat-Chrysler spokesman Eric Mayne told Edmunds.
The affected Pacifica minivans were built from February 22, 2016 through April 28, 2016.
Chrysler dealers will replace the third-row and, if necessary, the second-row overhead seatbelt stow bezel. A date has not been set for the recall. Owners can contact Fiat-Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should stay in touch with their dealer for the latest information on the start of this recall.