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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
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problem #7

May 312002


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Car was stopped at an intersection. Just as I started forward, there was a loud bang and the car stopped. The axle broke as soon as torque was applied to it. Luckily I was on a slope and was able to roll the car back off the road. I got the car towed to a repair shop, whose owner stated that broken axles were "a common problem with Caravan". I had the dealer check for recalls or service bulletins; there weren't any outstanding on this car. Dealer was sympathetic but did not offer any adjustment.

- Medford, MA, USA

problem #6

Apr 252001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was stopped. When moving forward consumer heard a big clink and vehicle wouldn't move. Vehicle was towed to a gararge. Axle was replaced. Chrysler couldn't assist because warranty was expired.

- Bedford, MA, USA

problem #5

Mar 092001


  • miles
Van was in for normal service and mechanic attempted to drive van into service bay when he heard a snap. The van stopped moving. When it was checked they found the axle snapped and at the place of failure corrosion and rust was found under rubber covering. Our concern was that the failure could have occurred while traveling on a highway resulting in serious injury or death.

- Wapwallopen, PA, USA

problem #4

Dec 262000


  • miles
Front axel broke in two while shifting from park to drive. Dealer said they have never seen this before. If this were to have happened at highway speeds, we would have lost control of the vehicle.

- East Longmeadow, MA, USA

problem #3

Oct 092000


  • miles
While driving noticed steering was very shaky. Problem started over a period of time & is steadily getting worse. Took vehicle to dealer & mechanic noticed right front axle was bent. Suspension from manufacturer was defective. Ball joints were worn out due to lack of lubrication on the seals for rubber boot.

- Ironwood, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 101999


  • miles
Was turning onto highway, going around a curb when a loud banging noise was heard. Had no control of vehicle at time. Managed to moved to side of road & noticed the axles had broken. This caused the doughment to drop out.

- Whitesboro, NY, USA

problem #1

May 061996


  • miles
Axle/drive shaft replaced.

- Grosse Ile, MI, USA