10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,525 miles

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problem #40

Nov 152003

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles
The problem is with the serpentine belt. It can slip off. When it does, you power steering goes (safety) and your car can overheat within minutes. You are stranded. Putting the belt yourself is not easy, even with the diagram (thank goodness they have the diagram under the hood for other mechanics, do it yourselfers) there is a service bulletin, but not a recall. I think they put on a bracket which will help keep the belt on track in case of wet weather.

- Sudbury, MA, USA

problem #39

Jul 152002

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I took ownership of my used 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan in 2000, and since then have replaced minor mechanical failures such as the starter, water pump, serpentine belt, tires (twice), wiper blades, bulbs, brakes (twice) as well as the rotors. At present I am dealing with the following problems: Peeling paint, wipers engaging and not going off even though they are not turned on, hard jerks every now and again (possibly from transmission), and the breakage of a stabilizer bar bushing in the front suspension.

- Manchester, OH, USA

problem #38

Nov 152003

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
Right after I bought the van at 33,000 miles the bumper paint started peeling away and the paint on top of the back truck door, it's terrible and looks like hell. I don't think it's fair that I have to pay for it to be repaired! I have a warranty and they say it won't cover, I have heard Dodge has had a recall on some years of paint peeling

- Vero Beach, Fl, FL, USA

problem #37

Jan 012000

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles
Dash, speedometer, tach. And all gauges. In my 1996 Dodge Caravan went out.this happen about the year of 2000 and had to have the dash replaced would like to know if there has been any other complaints. The loss of the speedometer should be a safty issue I think.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #36

Nov 202002

Caravan

  • miles
This is a report of a design defect in the Dodge Caravan. After discussion, Chrysler Corp. Has not admitted any issue and there is no recall applicable. The problem is the fact that the right front strut tower (supports vehicle) is rusting through. This is more than cosmetic and should not happen at any vehicle age / mileage. Ultimate failure will allow the right side of the vehicle suspension to fail with potential loss of control and loss of life. Even though this component has not failed completely on my Dodge Caravan, I wanted to make sure that the safety implications were understood and studied. Thank-you.

- Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

problem #35

Jan 012001

Caravan

  • miles
No summary.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #34

Jun 041997

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front brake rotors are prematurely wearing away, rotors have warped, and have been replaced four times already.. consumer states rotors wear causing vibration and pulsation when stopping, also belt drive and tensioner belt were repalced, and the engine light was on.

- Alamo, CA, USA

problem #33

Mar 012002

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving air bag light is illuminated, and horn/ cruise control are inoperative. Windshield wipers come on sporadically. Dealer was not contacted. Consumer states that service engine light will not go out, fuel pump, computer and coil pacer replaced. Also presently in the process of replacing clock spring.

- Howell, MI, USA

problem #32

Jan 262002

Caravan

  • miles
Engine light has illuminated on dashboard. Consumer has not contacted dealer.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #31

Jan 082002

Caravan

  • miles
While driving about any mph engine service light will come on and off, but sometimes will stay on. Had taken vehicle to dealer, and the problem had not been fixed yet.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #30

Jul 152001

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1. airbag light stays on, horn quit working. We were told this is the clock spring failure. 2. engine check light on - computer code indicates this is a coil pack failure. 3. transmission replaced at 55,000 mi. 4. windshield wipers come on for no reason 5. A/C freon charge at 98,000 6. water pump failure at 98,000

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #29

Apr 172001

Caravan

  • miles
The engine" check, light has come on at least five (5) times. Each time the vehicle has been checked by a repair shop via computer with the diagnosis being "#5 cylinder is missing". the computer is reset after a cylinder check; however, a few miles later the light comes on again.

- Lorton, VA, USA

problem #28

Sep 301999

Caravan

  • miles
The two times we had failures with similar symtoms (horn, engine light, cruise, wipers, etc.... ) different parts were replaced. Recently we had another "fluke" with the wipers going haywire (starting on there own) but it has not done it again since.

- Kingston, TN, USA

problem #27

Jun 011999

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission slows down if you accelerate to quickly, also jerks and engine check light comes on. Shuts off during warm days. Very poor design of vehicle.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #26

Mar 192001

(reported on)

Caravan

  • miles
Since I have had this vehicle, the air bag light comes on and will stay on thus I do not know if the air bag would work or not if needed. My cruise control alternates working and not as does the check engine light. Most of the time the check engine light is on and everytime I have had it checked, I have been told they reset it and everything look good. The computer does not show anything wrong. The cruise will come on sometimes and it will not at others. I think this vehicle as well as others I have talked to has a defect and I would like to see you check it out and have them do a recall and correct the electrical problems. I took my vehicle back several times during the first few months I had it for repairs and the same type probles keep occurring. My wipers will also at times come on with out being turned on. My sisters Caravan does the same thing.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #25

Oct 121999

Caravan

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #24

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 #23

Oct 242000

Caravan

  • miles
No summary listed for abov evehicle.

- Deptford, NJ, USA

problem #22

Oct 202000

(reported on)

Caravan

  • miles
No summary

- Carringtom, ND, USA

problem #21

Oct 112000

Caravan

  • miles
Dodge would not cover cost, out-of-pocket cost $327.36. No safety defect mentioned in summary.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

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