definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,000 miles

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problem #4

Apr 272004

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was taken to the dealership three times for the windshield wiper switch to be repaired. The wipers would come on when the left turn signal was used. Over time the problem got progressively worse. Letter was forwarded to NHTSA by cpsc.

- Wenatchee, WA, USA

problem #3

Jan 012003

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The windshield wipers come on by themselves. This can occur at any time, and sometimes, but not always, is triggered by the turn signal switch.

- Tarzana, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 182001

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles
Windsheild wipers stop functioning in the middle of the winsheild. The wipers start functioning again after I operate the switch again, but they start and stop continiously. I have had the multi-function switch replaced (proven not-defective as per dealer), and the failure still persists. In fact, it seems that every Caravan owner I speak to has the same problem.

- Levittown, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 152001


  • miles
Windshield wipers will automatically turn on when switch for windshield wipers is on off. Problem is intermittent.

- Fairfax, VA, USA