FCA Recalls Grand Caravan, Town & Country Vans for Third-Row Seats That Could Fall Apart

Famed for cranking out a product which controls over half of Canada’s minivan market, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ plant in Windsor, Ontario, was temporarily shut down for retooling earlier this year. This partially explains the Grand Caravan’s 19 per cent drop to 21,483 first-half sales.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recalled four of its Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans to inspect third-row seats that may not have been properly assembled during the manufacturing process.

While having a car seat fall apart under you would be upsetting under any circumstance, the main concern in this handful of 2016 model vans is that the seatback could come loose in even a minor crash, increasing the likelihood of injury to those riding in the way back.

Dealers are being instructed to inspect and, if necessary, tighten the bolts that secure the third-row seatback to the bottom cushion.

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Chris Chase

Chris Chase

As a child, Chris spent much of his time playing with toy cars in his parents’ basement; when his mother would tell him to go play outside, he made car sounds while riding his bicycle or dug roads for his toys in the flower garden. Now he gets to indulge his obsession playing with real cars that make their own cool noises, and gets paid for it.