10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #16

Nov 302003

Caravan

  • miles
Both cylinder towers cracked, they fixed but van still wouldnt run right, now we're talking a whole new engine, we declined since transmission hasnt been replaced and I'm sure thats next. Dodge dealer also wants us to pay $1080 because they couldnt find the problem !

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #15

Sep 292001

Caravan

  • miles
Gas was flowing from valve all over ground under vehicle. I was advised to call the fire department because the risk of explosion. I had not noticed the leaking fuel. A bystander saw it as I was filling the car. Otherwise, I would have driven off without knowing. One errant cigarette and my son and I would be dead. There is already a recall for this part in your system but once again Dodge says my car's VIN number is not in their database. Yet, my minivan meets all the other variables for the recall. Dodge is fraudelantly not inputting VIN numbers to avoid having to fix vehicles under the recall.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #14

Jul 252000

(reported on)

Caravan

  • miles
Engine check light came on when they finally fixed my fuel system recall problem. I replaced my oxygen sensors, it still won't go off, I have found sand up in my engine and I want to find out if this Caravan was in a flood, or such

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #13

Jun 091999

Caravan

  • miles
Car needed $1800 dollars worth of engine work, again for faulty valves and cylinder head. Burning oil and destroying O2 sensors, poor gas mileage and problematic expensive engine work. Mitusbishi engine seems to be a problem. Suggest manufacturer corrects defect.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #12

Aug 151997

Caravan

  • miles
Consumer was driving, making a left turn when vehicle was hit on the left passager's side. The fuel tank rollover valve can allow fuel to pass into the vapor canister, causing fuel leakage. Consumer has contacted the dealer, awaiting repairs.

- Florence, MI, USA

problem #11

Dec 011997

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle on highway at regular speeds vehicle stalls and then cuts off for no reason. Dealers have replaced map sensor 4 times and problem continues. Dealers are uncertain on what's causing problem.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #10

Jul 111997

Caravan

  • miles
Valve cover gasket failed.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #9

Aug 141996

Caravan

  • miles
Right rear brake cylinder, springs, shoes and linings failed.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #8

Dec 221997

Caravan

  • miles
Oxygen sensor failed.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #7

Sep 241997

Caravan

  • miles
Fan relay failed and was replaced under warranty.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #6

Dec 221997

Caravan

  • miles
Dashboard and overhead lights emit smoke and there is a strong smell of an electrical component burning.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 241997

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Oxygen sensor failed.

- Signal Mou, TN, USA

problem #4

Feb 261996

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The evaporater control canister leaks and the engine stalls. Constant fule smell inside and outside if vehicle, smell only goes away when tank is 1/4 full, problem is getting worse in summer heat, have to drive with windos open to avoid nausea and headaches.

- Kyle, TX, USA

problem #3

Feb 261996

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The evaporator control canister leaks and the engine stalls consumer states fule fill right valve was fixed on 3-19-1996 but whne she fills the gas tank still have the sma problem consumer still smells gas fumes and vapors, unable to drive van without all the windows down.

- Kyle, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 261996

Caravan

  • miles
The evaporator control canister leaks and the engine stalls. Please descrbe.

- Kyle, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 161995

Caravan

  • miles
After filling up with gas, notice spillage come from the vapor canister.

- Lookout Moun, TN, USA