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FCA US LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential. Noncompliance.

Discussion in 'Mopar News' started by Hemidakota, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Hemidakota

    Hemidakota Active Member

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    AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT).

    ACTION: Receipt of petition.

    SUMMARY: FCA US LLC (FCA US), (f/k/a Chrysler Group LLC) has determined that certain Mopar Service seat belt assemblies sold to FCA dealers as replacement equipment in certain model year (MY) 1992-2018 FCA US motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 209, Seat Belt Assemblies. FCA US filed a noncompliance report dated July 25, 2017. FCA US also petitioned NHTSA on August 17, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.

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  2. FreeLantz

    FreeLantz Well-Known Jeeper
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    Just the ones sold as replacement equipment? Not the standard assemblies? Why would they not be the same?

    I've had issues with the latches in both of my JK's. Had to replace one on the '07. On the '13 I was able to take it a apart and get it working again.
     
  3. DAGAR

    DAGAR Active Member

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    They are the same. When they are sold to be installed aftermarket as replacements they are required to have instructions. When installed at the factory they don't need to instruction sheet. That's all this is. It has nothing to do with the seat-belt operation.
     
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  4. MJAB

    MJAB Well-Known Member

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    As Dagar wrote it is the "I-sheet" and it is the text of the PDF file of the link of first post.

    "...
    Noncompliance:
    FCA US explains that the non compliance is that the Mopar Service Seat Belt assemblies sold to FCA US dealerships for use or for subsequent resale to dealership customers for the subject vehicles, were sold without the proper inclusion of the “I-Sheets” (i.e., “Installation instructions” and “Usage and maintenance instructions”), and therefore, do not meet all applicable requirements specified in paragraphs S4.1(k) and 4.1 (l) of FMVSS No. 209.
    ..."

    "...
    In over 25 years and hundreds of thousands of parts sales, FCA US is not aware of a single field incident or consumer 11 complaint arising from the absence of an I-Sheet during the sale of any Mopar Service Seat Belt assemblies.
    ..."

    Were sold "approximately 728,100 Mopar Service seat belt assemblies".
     
  5. valiant67

    valiant67 Rich Corinthian Leather
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    A stupid mistake, seems minor but certainly would open FCA for liability if a vehicle with a replacement seat belt was in an accident and injuries resulted that could be seat belt related. A claim could be made due to improper installation.
     
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