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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 Grand Caravan seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 012002

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Rear seat belts are releasing involuntarily. Vehicle was purchased used. Dealer was notified, and knew nothing of the problem. Dealer will replace seat belt with same exact style instead of using another kind that does not appear to have the same problem at owners expense.

- Pottstown, PA, USA

problem #5

Sep 012001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
I was sitting next to my child in his car seat and was putting on my seatbelt when I bumped the release lever to his seatbelt and it popped open. I didn't think much of it until I heard about the problems other Dodge/Chrysler vehicle owners had been having with their gen-3 seatbelts. I thought that if it was this easy to release the belt, then there had to be a safety issue. Nlm

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #4

Sep 012000

Grand Caravan 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle is equipped with the gen-3 seatbelt which is defective. On at least 8 occasions my sons car seat has become unbuckled because if anything touches the top of the belt it releases. So if the car seat shifts at all the seatbelt is released and often goes unnoticed. This is an extremely dangerous situation which needs to be dealt with before many people are injured or killed.

- Burlington, MA, USA

problem #3

Apr 012001

Grand Caravan

  • miles


Left rear row and left middle row seat belt buckle assemblies locked up, and required consumer to cut belts to get children out of vehicle. Both buckle assemblies locked up, and would not release. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Yatesboro, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 211999

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Head gasket failed at 45,000 miles, allowing coolant to flow out of the driver's side of the engine. Driver's side seat belt retractor failed to spool out and allow the occupant to buckle the latch plate.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 081998

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Design of seat belt assembly causes belt buckles to become dislodged when vehicle hits rough road.

- Roanoke Ra, NC, USA

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