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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,922 miles

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2001 Chrysler Town & Country seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #9

Dec 142007

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the seat belt buckles in the rear of the vehicle were extremely easy to exit. The buckles were not secure. She placed her dog in the harness, and the dog barely pushed down on the buckle and was released. The failure occurred while driving 30 mph. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 92,760 and failure mileage was 89,000.

- Lowell, AR, USA

problem #8

Mar 132007

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
While removing four (4!!!!) child safety seats from the rear of our 2001 Chrysler T/C minivan, three of the seat belts did not retract. We took it to the local dealer who inspected the problem and told us it would be $850 to replace the defective seat belts. We politely declined while we research the issue. Apparently, we are not the 1st to have this problem. $850 sounds pretty steep to repair a "safety" problem. 3 out of four rear shoulder harness seat belts failing sounds like a "safety" problem to me. What's the point of car seats for small children if the seat belts don't work?

- New Hartford, CT, USA

problem #7

Jun 062006

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles
I discovered by sitting for the first time on the back of my Chrysler Town & Country LX 2001 that the rear seat belts are not working. Indeed they do not block and even do not come back properly in place when not used. I went to my dealer who confirmed today that the 4 belts are defective and is asking $900 to replace them as they are claiming my warranty has expired. If I had not sat on the back I may have never noticed the problem. Those belts are certainly defective since quite some time already. I would like to know what means I have to have Chrysler covering for the replacement of the defective belts. Thank you for giving me orientation to follow to get my car secure again for my kids who are sitting on the back.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 132005

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I took my Town and country in for regular maintenance and also to check the rear seat belts. The seat belts do not roll up like they should. The dealer said the repair would be $950 to replace the retractors. They say they have not had this problem before. I am scared to death that my kids are not protected. Also, they do not seem to latch snuggly. I don't understand how this can happen in a car 4 years old.

- Yorktown, VA, USA

problem #5

Jan 242004

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Several times my sons seat belt that holds his car seat came unbuckled. The last time I had to stop suddenly and his car seat came forward. By the grace of god, he was not hurt.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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problem #4

Dec 282003

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,300 miles
We have a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country van with the gen3 seat belst in it.N our way home from dallas, we checked the kids seat belts before leaving my parents house. About 20 minutes into the trip, I heard a noise as my 10 month old baby dropped one of her tiys over the side of her car seat. When I turned around to look, I noticed that the buckle had unlatched and the toy was laying right beside it.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #3

Mar 132003

Town & Country

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer brought the vehicle to dealer for repairs. When vehicle was returned the dealer, without telling, the owner rotated the seat belt buckles 180 degrees on the second row captains chairs. This would cause the webbing to ride over the red release button when used. Dealer said that they were told to do this by the manufacturer, to prevent an inadvertent release of the button because it was protected by the webbing. This would correct the gen III issue. ODI spoke to dealer assistent service manager and dealer said that the seats were removed during repairs and the seat belts were accidentally put on backward. But ODI learned from the compainant that another vehicle at the dealership had the same experience.cw

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 252003

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2001 Chrysler Town and country minivan with gen 3 seat belts. I just heard of the report and I am very concerned.

- Auburndale, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 062002

Town & Country

  • miles
The seat belt latches (the gen 3 latches) in the two back seats of my 2001 Chrysler Town and country release the belts too easily to protect children and passengers in an accident. My daughter's carseat was found unlatched one day. My husband and I always make sure the carseat is in correctly and we could only guess that the carseat became unbelted after the van was being vacuumed out at the carwash. The employees at the carwash must have bumped the latch without knowing and the belt was released. It doesn't take much of a bump to the latch for it to release the belt. Belts should not release that easily.

- Casselberry, FL, USA

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