A Texas judge has granted nationwide class-action status to a lawsuit against DaimlerChrysler Corp. that alleges seatbelts in Chrysler vehicles easily can unlatch in an accident. According to the lawsuit, an estimated 14 million vehicles are fitted with a faulty seatbelt buckle, known as the Gen 3, which has a release button that protrudes beyond the cover. In crash situations, a loose object or a flailing arm may hit the button and release the safety belt. The Gen 3 belts have been used ...

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