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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,069 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Jeep Wrangler seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 252010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles


I have noticed that the driver side seatbelt will disengage while driving down the road. To remedy the problem I have paid extra attention when buckling in to make sure that it is latched properly. However, the seatbelt sometime still releases on it's own. This concerns me because I fear that when I do need the seatbelt in the course of an accident it will not perform as intended.

- Grand Junction, CO, USA

problem #4

Dec 182008


  • 57,000 miles
Researching the internet, I seen several others have had similar complains on the 2003 Jeep Wrangler seat belt system. My Jeep seat belt, as I was un-buckling a few weeks back, came apart, the spring and orange push button came flying out and I can not get it back together. I went to dealership and it will cost me $150 for a replacement part alone on something that was no fault of my own. The other issue is the lack of retraction in the seat belt causing it to get caught in the door sometimes and this can cause safety issues. Since it is a law to wear your seat belt and its in the safe interest of the public to wear one, this posses a problem and should be investigated and fixed immediately..

- Noblesville, IN, USA

problem #3

Jun 012004


  • 9,000 miles
Seat belts do not retract properly causing them to get caught in doors. This results in fraying and abrasions that weaken seat belt. The belts will need replaced soon due to this.

- Charleston, IL, USA

problem #2

Oct 262008


  • 146,343 miles
The latch plate on my 2003 Jeep Wrangler snapped in half, rendering me with no seatbelt in a vehicle that is rated at a very high rollover rate. When I pulled the latch plate out to examine it, I saw that the metal used to attach the latch was made of very thin metal, not much thicker than a knife, and that the metal appeared to be made of cast material. In addition to this problem, I have had to replace the seat belt twice on my vehicle, and will have to replace it a third time due to the seatbelt not retracting as it should. This allows the seatbelt to get caught in my door, which has severely cut and frayed the seat belt almost in half.

- Philippi, WV, USA

problem #1

Jan 122004

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I saw this article in the parents magazine February 2004 and it said that these seatbelts are not safe. The website they gave was My husband and I own a 2003 Jeep Wrangler. It is equipped with generation 3 seatbelts. I am asking that a national recall be done on these seatbelts. They become unlatched with just the small push of the button. By this I mean that my children ages 7 and 5 could bump their elbow against it and it will become unlatched. I am a little nervous to let my children let alone myself of my husband drive this vehicle. I would ask that you please issue a recall on these seatbelts so that when we drive we can feel safe and know that our seatbelts will save our lives let alone the lives of others.

- Henderson, NV, USA

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