1997 Plymouth Voyager

7 Defect Investigations from the NHTSA

NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1997 Plymouth Voyager

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1997 Plymouth Voyager, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INTEGRATED CHILD SEAT BELT LOCKUP NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA97003

    Component(s): Child Seat

    Summary: This investigation is closed.Chrysler corporation has submitted a defect information report identifying a safety defect and outlining the proposed remedy.recall number 98V-185 has been assigned to this safety recall.

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #EA97003 »

  2. AIR BAG CLOCKSPRING NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA01007

    Component(s): Electrical System

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #EA01007 »

  3. POST COLLISION FUEL SYSTEM NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA99013

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: June 11, 1999
    • Date Closed: August 10, 2001
    • Recall: no recall issued

    Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly:Filler Pipe And Cap

    Summary:

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #EA99013 »

  4. POST-COLLISION FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE99010

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: February 03, 1999
    • Date Closed: June 11, 1999
    • Recall: no recall issued

    Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly:Filler Pipe And Cap

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #PE99010 »

  5. INTEGRATED CHILD SEAT BELT LOCKUP NHTSA Defect Investigation #SQ96016

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: September 18, 1996
    • Date Closed: February 04, 1997
    • Recall: no recall issued

    Component(s): Seat Belts:Integrated Child Seat

    Summary: ODI continues to receive complaints alleging latching/retractor mechanism problems.Chrysler's assessment of the problem indicates that owners of the vehicles are not adhering to the cleaning requirements for the seat.the seat appears to malfunction if crumbs of food or beverage residue accumulates on the latching tongue in the"well" located between the child's legs.ODI has 19 complaints of retract lockup.seven of these complaints report cutting the straps to remove the child.two of the seven consumers allege the child was choking.Chrysler reports 60 owner/field reports which indicated 19 harnesses were cut to remove the children.additional information is needed to fully assess the safety consequence of the alleged defect and to evaluate the Chrysler corporation's rational for not conducting a safety recall campaign.

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #SQ96016 »

  6. REAR SEAT BELT MALFUNCTION NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE02004

    Component(s): Seat Belts:Rear

    Summary: This investigation was opened January 16, 2002, based on seven reports alleging the third row seat belt retractors failed on certain 1997 and 1998 model year Caravan and Voyager vehicles.the reports indicated a "tar" like substance entered the retractor mechanism, thus causing the retractor to jam or bind.in this condition the seat belt is rendered inoperable, as the webbing cannot retract or be withdrawn from the retractors for use.recall scope:the affected vehicles are 1997 through 1999 Dodge Caravan, Plymouth Voyager, and Chrysler town & contry built on a short wheel base chassis.the inclusive dates of production are June 1996 through October 31, 1999.recall remedy: DaimlerChrysler dealers will replace the mastic sound barrier patches with foam "blockers", as well as, inspect and replace all third row rear seat belt assemblies contaminated by the mastic patch.

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #PE02004 »

  7. DC MINIVAN FUEL INJECTOR RAIL LEAK NHTSA Defect Investigation #RQ00008

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #RQ00008 »

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