elementx Posted May 15 Report Share Posted May 15 A letter that I received from the safety department at work. A seat buckle installed in Daimler Chrysler vehicles beginning with the 1993 model year is dangerously prone to unlatching during auto accidents. The buckle, known as the generation 3 (GEN 3 ), may have been installed in as many as 16 million Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles. A special concern is the buckle used to secure infant/child car seats. The Gen3 buckle, is distinguished by a realease button that juts higher above the button cover than other safety belts, such as predecessor. This design fails to meet the standard auto industry test for accidental release. A newer safety buckle, GEN 4 meets the industry standard. A Texas Jury in June of 2000 found this buckle defective in its design and responsible for the death of Corpus Chritsi man. A judge in Moran vs. Daimler Chrysler subsequently awarded Bart Moran's wife and child $6.7 million. At least 14 deaths and 19 serious injuries have been linked to the GEN 3 buckle. Each year 10,000 americans die as the result of not buckling their seat belt. But how many have buckled up, only to have had the seat belt fail them???????Just figured I would pass this along... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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