10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,586 miles

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problem #47

Jan 112001

Caravan

  • miles
Engine check light came on. Took vehicle to dealer, and dealer claimed that head gasket and timing cover were leaking. This was the same problem as recalled in 1993 and 1994 in recall 99V318000.

- Holland, PA, USA

problem #46

Feb 011998

Caravan

  • miles
Cam seal, crankcase seal, transmission seal and axle seal where replaced due to leakage. Nlm

- Crystal Lake, IL, USA

problem #45

Feb 011998

Caravan

  • miles
Cam seal, crankcase seal, transmission seal and axle seal where replaced due to leakage. Nlm

- Crystal Lake, IL, USA

problem #44

Jun 011997

Caravan

  • miles
Tensioner pulley assembly has broken a total of 4 times. Consumer has to pay for it out of pocket again. Problem may be caused by the shaking of the engine, it sheared off right at the bolt. Dealer has never explained the reason, they just ordered the parts.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #43

Aug 012000

Caravan

  • miles
The timing belt failed before its time luckly it did not strand my wife on a dark street.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #42

Aug 182000

Caravan

  • miles
Intermittently vehicle shuts down and dies. Vehicle will restart immediately. Dealer has not been able to duplicate the problem. Windshield wipers malfunctions.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #41

Mar 212000

Caravan

  • miles
Independent mechanics have told us of many failures of transmissions and head gaskets, and they say that Dodge is paying half the cost as they did with us to avoid a recall where Dodge would have to pay the full cost of repair. Rec.

- Molalla, OR, USA

problem #40

Nov 011996

Caravan

  • miles
Defect in head gasket caused oil to leak causing the air idle valve control, PCV, fuel filter, hormica balancing board, throttle, water pump, theromstat, iignition module to have to be repaired. Timing belt was recall Dodge did not put it on right causing to head gasket to leak. Timing belt covers was never replace when it was recalled.was not notified of this recall timing belt broken while driving.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #39

Nov 011996

Caravan

  • miles
Defect in head gasket caused oil to leak causing the air idle valve control, PCV, fuel filter, hormica balancing board, throttle, water pump, theromstat, iignition module to have to be repaired. Timing belt was recall Dodge did not put it on right causing to head gasket to leak. Timing belt covers was never replace when it was recalled.was not notified of this recall timing belt broken while driving.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #38

May 211998

Caravan

  • miles
Was pulling out of parking lot when vehicle jerked hard in driver's hand. Lost control & hit a curb. Towed vehicle to dealership & mechanic discovered that tensioner wheel broke, and serpentine belt fell off. Also, mounts to side of motor & shaft had broken in half. Tensioner wheel needed to be replaced.

- Westminister, MD, USA

problem #37

Jul 021999

Caravan

  • miles
Defective temperature relay failure caused the engine to fail and the fan malfunctioned.

- North Fort, FL, USA

problem #36

Apr 142000

Caravan

  • miles
Defective rocker bridge mount cylinder head broke, causing a knocking noise which resulted into very serious engine problems.

- Brook Park, OH, USA

problem #35

Apr 172000

Caravan

  • miles
Recall 96V006000/engine: While traveling at highway speed of 40 mph engine check light came on. Smoke was coming from under the hood, and oil was spilling on top of engine. Vehicle towed to an independent repairr shop. Dealer/manufacturer notified. Manufacturer informed consumer that vehicle was not covered under recall due to VIN

- Nashville, FL, USA

problem #34

Feb 151999

Caravan

  • miles
While traveling on the street at 25-30 mph vehicle commenced to run very poorly, and it started to vibrate/hesitate and lose power. Vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop. Consumer was informed of a defective rocker arm, and a snapped engine head gasket. Manufacturer was contacted.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #33

Feb 151999

Caravan

  • miles
While traveling on the street at 25-30 mph vehicle commenced to run very poorly, and it started to vibrate/hesitate and lose power. Vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop. Consumer was informed of a defective rocker arm, and a snapped engine head gasket. Manufacturer was contacted.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #32

Feb 162000

Caravan

  • miles
While traveling on the highway at 45 mph bolt to engine pulley/crankshaft snapped off, causing vehicle to lose power steering control. Dealer / manufacturer were not contacted at this time.

- Suwanee, GA, USA

problem #31

Dec 181999

Caravan

  • miles
We noticed that our minivan was leaking oil on the ground. Took vehicle to repair shop. Stated that we had a faulty cylinder head gasket requiring replacement. We heard that other cars such as the Dodge neon and minivans from Dodge/Chrysler also had similar problems with the cylinder head gasket. Request that NHTSA review this situation as a manufacturers defect, if not already initiated. The cost for this job is $900-1100.00. If we perform this job and this defect becomes a recall situation, can we receive a refund from the manufacturer? thanks for your assistance in this matter. Please respond to us asap.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #30

Mar 031997

Caravan

  • miles
A sheared bolt on main pulley to the engine, caused the timing belt to be stripped and inoperative. Dealer notified and repairs were made under warranty.

- Saint Peters, MO, USA

problem #29

Dec 221999

(reported on)

Caravan

  • miles
Engine head gaskets have cracked, causing coolant to leak onto engine. Dealer has been notified.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #28

Nov 091999

(reported on)

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There is an oil leakage coming from engine head gasket from which the oil is getting into the engine and roads..

- St. Pauls, MN, USA

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