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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,696 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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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 #6

Jan 012010

Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles

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

I found out that the 1998 Dodge Caravan that I purchased has two design flaws. One is that the vehicle does not have brake-shift interlock. The other is that the vehicle is equipped with Chrysler gen3 seat belts that, in some vehicles, have unlatched while people were driving. I believe that the government should order a recall of the 1998 Caravan for both of these important safety issues.

- Bowling Green, OH, USA

problem #5

Apr 072008

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Our middle row seat belts stop working. They don't retrack on their own. This is about the 4th we have to replace them both. We just replaced them in January of 07 and they don't retrack again. According to the dealer the pin or I forget what they called it snapped again. We have not been in an accident since they were replaced in January. We are afraid that even after replacing them that they will not protect or kids if god forbid we are in an accident. They keep breaking with just everyday use. Each seat belt cost around $200 just for the parts and they are currently on backorder for a month and now my kids can't sit in the middle rows.

- Villa Park , IL, USA

problem #4

Feb 142002

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 46,175 miles
Consumer paid for a repair on the seat belt and later found that there is a repair and request for reimbursement for seat belt repair. Driver side rear seat belt locked.

- Brookville, PA, USA

problem #3

Dec 122000

Caravan

  • miles

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

While driving was hit from behind by another car and seat belt did not catch, causing serious injuries to driver.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 122000

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Whiele driving 25mph another car hit consumer's vehicle from behind and seat belt did not catch, causing serious injuries to driver.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #1

May 082001

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was rear ended by another vehicle. This caused driver to hit steering wheel due to lack of restraint support from seat belt system that was used.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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