10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,270 miles

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problem #99

Jun 162001

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Complete transmission failure without warning. Repair shop says the only fix is complete overhall or replacement at a cost of about $1,850. With only 41,000 miles on this vehicle, one would expect some compensation from the manufacturer since they have been well aware of these early transmission failures on these Caravan for quite a while.

- Fall River, MA, USA

problem #98

May 022001

(reported on)

Caravan

  • miles
While driving, the vehicle suddenly went from 70 mph to neutral without warning, upon inspection the mechanic found metal shavings in the pan, consumer also stated there had been a thumping noise when taking off. Nlm

- Parma, MI, USA

problem #97

Nov 151996

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This defect is all too common - too many people don't know where to report this. No safety defect mentioned.

- Powhatan, VA, USA

problem #96

May 312001

(reported on)

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #95

Feb 142001

Caravan

  • miles
I've started experiencing problems with my transmission about at 51,602 miles, the back-up lights were not operating when I was in reverse. The dealership notice that when I had my car in for service, they tried changing the lights with no success. Then they realized there was a "gap" in the transmission, the technician was able to put his hand in the gap!! they pulled and replace valve body and seals. Still, I was always telling my friends that my car was making strange noises with the transmission. Around 72,000 miles I've started experiencing bigger change with my vehicle. It would not accelerate or change gear in second after I've pressed on the gas pedal, until it suddenly jumped to the third gear. Very scary and annoying. I though it was weather related since it was in the middle of the winter in West Virginia. After a while I've contacted my dealer in ansted they told me to have it check and deciced to replace the defective part. I was appaled since I have low mileage on my car, 74,000 miles. There is a long list of problems with my van, brakes pad and rotors, sway bar bushings, front struts( changed the first time at 12,000 miles) engine and A/C problems to name a few. I've been pretty patient with Chrysler so far. I've called them this morning ref#8474912, to be told there is no such thing as a secret warranty, and since I was out of my warranty time frame I was regarded as less than a Chrysler customer to my surprise. Could you do anything for me please? thanks.

- Fayetteville, WV, USA

problem #94

Apr 022001

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission computer had to be replaced, then on April 2, 2001 transmission would not shift out of 3rd gear, would downshift while driving 65 mph, go into neutral. Dealer found transmission needed to be replaced.

- Scalemound, IL, USA

problem #93

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 #92

Jun 012000

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Had transmission replaced, 8 months later it had to be replaced again. Air compressor being replaced at this time.

- Mischicot, WI, USA

problem #91

Mar 232001

Caravan

  • miles
Seal for transmission which is on 3rd gear is leaking - not getting enough pressure to shift gears (torque converter.) please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Wynona, MN, USA

problem #90

Mar 012001

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission was leaking, and then some time after that transmission was slipping to the point where vehicle would not move. Contacted dealer, and then dealer was not willing to do anything.

- North Campton, OH, USA

problem #89

Mar 102000

Caravan

  • miles
We have had other people with the same problems please help us!!!!. no safety defect.

- Painted Post, NY, USA

problem #88

Jan 141998

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed twice once at 38,000 miles and again 130,000 miles due to a harden pin that went into transmission, snapped off and failed. Manufacturer used this hard pin instead of rolled type pin. Consumer felt this was a safety defect because transmission failed without warning, and there were no replacement parts available. Consumer had taken vehicle to dealer due to putting it in park and it starting to roll, dealer stated everything was okay, however 7000 miles later transmisison failed, consumer went to put it in drive and there was a grinding noise, vehicle just stopped, transmission was replaced and 92000 miles later transmission failed again, consumer has had 3 of the same vehicles and they hav all experienced transmission failures, consumer is requesting reimbursement.

- Girard, OH, USA

problem #87

Feb 242001

Caravan

  • miles
While driving at approximately 60mph Caravan began to slow down to about 40mph and did not want to accelerate when gas pedal was pushed down. Pulled off to side of road and put van in park. Waited a few minutes then put van in drive and tried to pull back onto shoulder. Van would not move and heard a squelling noise. Put van back in park. Tried again to pulle onto highway, this time it went into drive but seemed to be slipping or not fully engaged in gear. Finally made it to a service station a couple hundred yards from where I pulled off of the highway. Had van towed on flatbed to Liberty Dodge. Upon initial inspection of transmission found dip stick not properly seated/sealed in transmission. Liberty Dodge suggested transmission be pulled and tore down for further inspection. When mechanic started to remove transmission noticed transmission mount busted loose from transmission case and transmission case cracked. Mechanic finished removing transmission fron van and reported to service manager transmission would have to be replaced due to mount being busted and case cracked. Van has only 44,292 miles on it. Service manager and mechanic could not tell me what or how the transmission mount or case could get cracked. Suggested maybe van had ran over something or hit a big pothole in road. Dealership would not pay any part of the replacement cost of transmission because they said the factory warranty was only 36,000 miles and the van had over 44,000 miles on it. Van was broadsided in May 1999 on drivers side. When it was hit it was parked. Was knocked approximately 4 to 6 ft up over a curb and stopped in a grassy area adjacent to parking spot. Had front door, front fender, door jam, replaced with realignment done. Approximately $4,000 to $5,000 damage. Wonder if this might have cracked the transmission case and it evevtually cracked enough to break the mount off and loosing all fluid then quitting altogether.

- Lemoore, CA, USA

problem #86

Mar 132001

(reported on)

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at any rate of speed transmission will lock up in second gear, causing vehicle to skid before transmission returns to normal operation.

- Hopkindon, MA, USA

problem #85

Jun 012000

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer needed to have transmission replaced again because it was shifting incorrectly. Problem could've been a rebuilt torque converter they used. Clock spring needed to replaced because horn didn't work. Also, airbag light stayed on, and cruise control went totally out. Drivers side sliding door jams, linkage appears okay. Windshield wipers sometomes will not shut off after key is removed.

- New Iberia, LA, USA

problem #84

Jun 012000

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer needed to have transmission replaced again because it was shifting incorrectly. Problem could've been a rebuilt torque converter they used. Clock spring needed to replaced because horn didn't work. Also, airbag light stayed on, and cruise control went totally out. Drivers side sliding door jams, linkage appears okay. Windshield wipers sometomes will not shut off after key is removed.

- New Iberia, LA, USA

problem #83

Jan 302001

(reported on)

Caravan

  • miles
Transmission replaced.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #82

Jan 132001

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed completely. Problem is epidemic with 6-cylinder equipped Caravan. Our 1991 Caravan has had the transmission rebuilt three times!! I believe this should be a recall and the manufacturer should be held responsible for all costs incurred as a result of this defect.

- Shadyside, MD, USA

problem #81

May 011999

Caravan

  • miles
I was pulling out of a parking lot from a stop and the transmission went out. We had no warning whatsoever.the transmission cost us $1800. To replace. The air conditioner has been nothing but problems, we had a new compressor put in and have had the freeon replaced several different times. The clock spring which controls the airbag, cruise control and horn quit working and cost us $200. To have fixed.

- Madiosn, IN, USA

problem #80

Dec 012000

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission fails going into drive or reverse from park and fails on highway going into high gear.

- Spanaway, WA, USA

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