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Dodge Grand Caravan 1997
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Sept 16, 1997
Location:
Orlando, FL

had placed child is in built-in css, heard the mechanism making a clicking sound; harness straps tightened up when trying to get child out of seat; would have to cut straps to release child. (investigation #ea 97 003). *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2B4GP2432TR. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Dodge Caravan 1996
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Apr 01, 1998
Location:
West Sprin, VA

child seat straps will not disengage while removing child from seat. a/c blower works on high only, second time replace dswitch. in addition,brakes stammer even after complete overhaul of front brake pads/rotors.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2B4GP4532TR. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 1996. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge CARAVAN 1996 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Dodge Caravan 1996
Chrysler Group Llc
Location:
Reed City, MI

integrated child safety seats and straps/harness tangle causing release problems.

Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Fuel type: gas. Dodge CARAVAN 1996 Child Seat Tether (strap) Transmission Type: MAN .

Dodge Caravan 1996
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Sept 27, 1998
Location:
Oakton, VA

harness clips for built-in css failed to keep straps together. the clips would fall off or slide up or down on the child's chest. child can get out of straps easily. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B4GP54L8TB. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Dodge Grand Caravan 1996
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Sept 25, 2000
Location:
Merced, CA

day cares vehicle used to transport children has a integral child seat. harness strap tightens up & is very hard to release. it appears to be a safety hazard. in the event of an accident, it could be time consuming & dangerous to the child trying to get them out. dealer hasn't responded to the problem.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1P4GP44R4TD. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dodge Grand Caravan 1996
Chrysler Group Llc
Location:
St Paul, MO

child seat belts would not retrack while child was locked in. please provide further inofrmation. *ak

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dodge Grand Caravan 1996
Chrysler Group Llc
Location:
Phoenix, AZ

the straps to the safety seat do not retract properly to hold the child securely. there should be another piece to keep the child from separating the straps and getting out of the seat. also the child is able to release the safety seat extensions which were installed to fix the problem when the safety seats were recalled.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2B4GP44R3TR. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge GRAND CARAVAN 1996 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas.

Dodge Grand Caravan 1997
Chrysler Group Llc
Location:
Chester, MA

when using this booster seat in my van, when my child leans forward, the seatbelt, when put throught the seat belt guides on the booster seat, becomes loose and slack. when my child sits back the seat belt gets caught up on the seat belt guide, and the seat belt just hangs loose- this would definately be a problem in a crash. i'm sure the manufacturer is aware of this because consumer reports magazine just did an article about car seats, and this issue was brought up. i am going to be contacting the manufacturer myself- but your help would be appreciated. thank you.*ak

Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge GRAND CARAVAN 1997 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas.

Dodge Grand Caravan 1997
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Aug 02, 2001
Location:
New Bern, NC

with the car parked and engine turned off, i was unable to remove my child from the integrated child safety seat of my dodge grand caravan. the straps are supposed to pull forward freely, which then loosens them enabling the straps to slip over the childs head. after several tries, i was unable to pull the straps forward at all. i then managed to unclip the clips which are located on the bottom sides of the seat and then just barely slip the strap and yoke over her head to free her from the seat. i contacted the local dealership and the chrysler corporation about this matter. i was told by both parties that since my vehicle was over the 3 yr./36,000 mile warranty that neither would help to assist in the repair. i was also told that it would cost somewhere around $700.00 making it a very costly repair!!! i hate to think of what might happen if i were really in a car accident and had to get my child out of the seat quickly, only to find out that the belt seized or froze up like it did unabling me to get my child out of the vehicle!!*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2B4GP4433VR. Vehicle was purchased on May 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dodge GRAND CARAVAN 1997 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Dodge Stratus 1997
Chrysler Group Llc
Location:
Hill, NH

i have an evenflo medallion v convertable car seat, model# 254191p2, manufactured 1/25/00. this particular model has a plastic harness tie that goes across the chest that the shouldar straps slide into. my son can very easily slide it off and get out of the straps. i have called evenflo 9/11/01 and spoke to jenny requesting they send me something that snaps together to replace it. she told me they do not make one for this particular model (even though it is their top of the line model, according to their website)but she can send me a new plastic clip so it will take him longer to get it off. i'm sorry but this is unacceptable, they make them for some models, but not all. i paid over $100.00 for this seat and as far as i'm concerned, it will not protect my son in case of an accident because this company doesn't care about all of their consumers, only those that buy particular models. i am asking you to find out why!!! please feel free to call, write or e-mail me if you need more info. thanks for your time.*ak

Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Dodge STRATUS 1997 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas.

Dodge Grand Caravan 2002
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
June 05, 2003
Location:
Candler, GA

the rear seatbelts on the rear bench of our 2002 dodge grand caravan do not stay latched on our carseats. in june of 2003 i notified dodge and they stated they had not received any complaints regarding this issue. they now have my complaint - referral #11380233. the rear bench is also not latch equipped but does have one rear top tether anchor placed in the middle. i have 3 (soon to be 4) children in carseats. i was under the impression that all seats were to be latch compatible in all positions. as for the seatbelt issue, the dealer claimed ignorance to the internet so i have printed off the stories on unsafebelts.com to take to them today when i go to pick it up. they claim they have not been able to trigger the response - but then they didn't try to buckle in one of my many carseats either so they will be doing that today.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B4GP24392B. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 22, 2002. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Dodge GRAND CARAVAN 2002 Child Seat Tether (strap) Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Hayes Chrysler Dodge Plymouth Jeep . Dealer's telephone number: 800/241-8124 . Dealer's city: Lawrenceville . Dealer's state code: GA. Dealer's zipcode: 30045 .

Dodge Caravan 1998
Chrysler Group Llc
Location:
Butler, PA

while driving 20 mph, upon frontal collision the integrated child safety seat harness clip unsnapped failing to restrain child in crash. please provide further details. *ph

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2B4GP45G6WR. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph.

Dodge Quad 2002
Daimlerchrysler Corporation
Safety incident date:
Oct 25, 2004
Location:
Conroe, TX

i have a 2002 dodge ram quad cab. i have a 6 month old that uses a rear facing infant car seat. there are no floor or seat anchors or tethers to hook the car seat to. there is tethers at the head rest, but this does not prevent the car seat from moving. no one will help me. i have called chrysler customer assistance center over & over again, i have taken the truck to the local dearlership to have them install the car seat correctly & they say there is nothing they can do about it. they blame it on not wanting to alter the vehicle since they were only required to place the correct latch anchors or tethers in 2003 vehicles and above. if you can't help me, please give some advice on who or what will!!!!*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3D7HA18N42G. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Dodge QUAD 2002 Child Seat Tether (strap) Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Demontrond . Dealer's city: Conroe . Dealer's state code: TX. Dealer's zipcode: 77304 .

Dodge Ram 1500 2010
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Jan 15, 2010
Location:
Fleming Island, FL

child seat tether strap anchor rings on installed on 2010 dodge ram 1500 quad cab. the owner's manual clearly states in the child restraint installation sequence on page 75 paragraph 3 "pass each tether strap hook under the head restraint and through the loop of webbing behind the child seat" paragraph 4 states "route each tether strap to the anchor behind the center seat, and attach to the hooks to the metal ring" on page 76 as pictured item 1 the inner anchor strap ring(s) clearly shows the required anchor ring for the attachment of the child seat tether hook. the required 3 tether loop straps are installed as required but do not have the required metal anchor rings on either strap in order to attach the child car seat tether hook. this is a major safety issue for anyone wishing to properly install a child car/booster seat which has a tether strap for use. there is a major difference between the 2004 and 2010 dodge ram 1500 quad cab child restraint upper tether straps. the 2004 model year does have the inner anchor strap ring(s) installed for attaching the child seat tether strap hook. the part number for the 2004 upper tether strap is 55350981-ab. the 2010 model upper tether strap is 52029441-aa. if you put these two parts side by side the mounting of the brackets appear to be the same as far as mounting is concerned in the vehicle. the bracket for the 2004 model appears to be shorter in length than the 2010 model but the overall length of the parts are about the same. the webbing material on the 2010 model is made of a heavier quality (coarse thread) webbing material and the 2004 model has a webbing material (fine thread) similar to standard seat belt material. complaint beyond 2000 characters. updated 02/09/11 *tr

Mileage was 28400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1D7RB1GP9AS. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Dodge RAM 1500 2010 Drive type:RWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Dodge Ram 1500 2010
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Jan 15, 2011
Location:
Fleming Island, FL

child seat tether strap anchor rings installed on 2010 dodge ram 1500 quad cab. the owner's manual clearly states in the child restraint installation sequence on page 75 paragraph 3 "pass each tether strap hook under the head restraint and through the loop of webbing behind the child seat" paragraph 4 states "route each tether strap to the anchor behind the center seat, and attach to the hook(s) to the metal ring" on page 76 as pictured item 1 the inner anchor strap ring(s) clearly shows the required anchor ring for the attachment of the child seat tether hook. the required 3 tether loop straps are installed as required but do not have the required metal anchor rings on either strap in order to attach the child car seat tether hook. this is a major safety issue for anyone wishing to properly install a child car/booster seat which has a tether strap for use. there is a major difference between the 2004 and 2010 dodge ram 1500 quad cab child restraint upper tether straps. the 2004 model year does have the inner anchor strap ring(s) installed for attaching the child seat tether strap hook. the part number for the 2004 upper tether strap is 55350981-ab. the 2010 model upper tether strap is 52029441-aa. if you put these two parts side by side the mounting of the brackets appear to be the same as far as mounting is concerned in the vehicle. the bracket for the 2004 model appears to be shorter in length than the 2010 model but the overall length of the parts are about the same. the webbing material on the 2010 model is made of a heavier quality (coarse thread) webbing material and the 2004 model has a webbing material (fine thread) similar to standard seat belt material. complaint beyond 2000 characters. 02/09/11

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 28400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1D7RB1GP9AS. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.


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