hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,765 miles

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problem #1

Feb 172005

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,765 miles
Sept. 7, 2001, the battery in my one year old Dodge Caravan died. I asked that the cause of the failure be investigated. I was blown off. April 29, 2003, the second battery died. I was out of warranty at this time and again I asked that this issue be investigated. Nothing was done. Each time before the battery died, the alarm system on my car would act flakey. When this started happening again, I asked landers Chrysler to look at it. They found nothing. A few weeks later, I was driving down a hill with a curve when the engine died without warning. I lost my power steering and brakes and nearly hit a mail box. I was able to start my car and continued but nearly hit a car in the middle of the turn when it happened again because I was not able to turn sharp enough. I was lucky in both cases that I did not hit anything or any one. Landers eventually located the problem, a faulty evs module. I contacted Chrysler but they have refused to repair the faulty equipment because I now have 63,800 miles on my car even though evidence indicates the problem existed when I bought the vehicle. Landers told me I could disable the device by pushing a button on the dash that deactivates the anti-theft device. I was lucky that I did not have an accident, certainly the potential was there. I did a search on some auto forums and found several people who describe very similar problems to mine and others who complain about suddenly stalling. I have no idea how widespread this problem is. I do know that it took some time to determine the problem with my car. I think this matter should be investigated because anytime a driver loses control because they can not steer or stop, other drivers, property and pedestrians are in damages.

- Little Rock, AR, USA