definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,500 miles

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problem #6

Mar 312004


  • 106,000 miles
While driving horn/cruise control failed and air bag light illuminated. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #5

Mar 042004


  • miles
While driving (SRS) light appears on the dash board and remained on until the vehicle is turn off. The cruise control and horn are malfunctioning. The driver took the vehicle to a garage the mechanic replaced the clock spring. Please fill in additional information.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #4

Feb 032004

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles
The horn on my 1996 Caravan has stopped working; the air-bag warning light stays on all the time; the cruise control system is starting to fail. I saw the report that there have been complaints on newer models. I think the range of model years needs to be broadened. I have also seen reports of other 1996/1997 models with the same problems on internet auto repair web sites.

- Vilonia, AR, USA

problem #3

Dec 082003

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
NHTSA campaign id number : 02V293000 / was never informed about this recall. Have had vehcile long enough to get a recall the was done in the year 2000 on some O-rings on fuel inj rails and informed. Why not on this one? the orig recall that I had fixed and was informed was NHTSA campaign id number : 00V268000.

- Mason City, IA, USA

problem #2

Mar 202001

(reported on)


  • miles
While traveling and without any indication air bag indicator/horn, and dashboard went out.

- Loganville, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 071998


  • miles
Fan module failed, causing vehicle to overheat. Also, air bag light stays on.

- San Antoni, TX, USA