Auburn Hills, Michigan – Chrysler has recalled 184 minivans because expired urethane primer was used in the installation of their windscreens. This could lead to the glass becoming displaced in the event of a crash.
Two vehicles were tested for urethane cohesive bond using the quick knife method, according to Chrysler. One had 75% failure, and the other 16%. In lab tests, while a 100% pass rate was achieved when current production urethane was combined with Eftec primer that expired in July 2015, there was a 100% failure rate with primer that expired in January 2015.
The 2014–15 Dodge Grand Caravan and 2015–16 Chrysler Town and Country minivans were built between August 2014 and December 2015 at the company’s factory in Windsor, Ontario. The recall will enable Chrysler dealers to replace the windscreens using non-expired materials.