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1998 Dodge Caravan seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 312004


  • miles


All seat belts in 1998 Dodge Caravan popped out when latched.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 242004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle is equipped with gen3 seat belts which has a release button which protrudes from the rest of the buckle. The button can be accidentally Y bumped which causes the buckle to release. The consumer contacted the manufacturer about the buckle but they refused to replace the seat belts.

- Cape May, NJ, USA

problem #3

Dec 312002


  • miles
Front seat belts are different from driver's seat to passenger's seat. Both have trouble getting them released, when exiting vehicle seat belt would not unlock and consumer was forced to slide out. Dealer notified. Ts...

- Walla Walla, WA, USA

problem #2

Aug 062002


  • miles
While driving vehicle seat belts became unbuckled without notice. Please provide additional information.

- Menominee, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 112001

(reported on)


  • miles
The safety seats in my van have defective latch plates! the latch plates that I'm referring too is the plate that is right at the child's armpit level. This latch plate when pulled on will pull completely apart. I believe that this is unsafe for my son to ride in. I have read a lot on child seat safety and it is very important to me. I velieve that with the knowledge I have in this area that in a car wreak this latch plate would pull apart and my son could be very seriously injured or even killed. He would probably be thrown between the two shoulder belts instead of being held between them. I have reported this to Chrysler and they have replaced my buckles 5 time. They do not consider this to be a defect yet I do! I have had to purchase my son a century car seat. All 5 of the buckles that I was given all had the same problem. I don't know how they think a child would be safe! I fear that there are other children riding in these integrated car seats and there parents are unaware of the problems with these latch plates and that there children are unsafe. I would hate to see any child hurt because of this problem. I still have a couple of the buckles if Y ou would like to see them please let me know and I'll be glad to get them to you!!! thank you for taking the time to listen! I appreciate what youdo trying to keep the roads and our families safe!

- Covington, VA, USA

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