Approximately 30,300 model-year 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan minivans are being recalled due to issues with the second and third-row seats. The seats were improperly welded and can become loose in a crash, may not withstand crash forces, and the seat belts may not be able to properly restrain passengers, increasing the risk of injury.

Dodge manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will begin notifying owners on Dec. 13. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To remedy the issue, dealers will weld a reinforcement bracket on the second and third-row seat strikers.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.