really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,306 miles

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problem #8

Nov 262018


  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Caravan. While driving approximately 15 mph, the power steering seized for the third time. After the previous failures, the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who determined that the serpentine belt slipped off and needed to be replaced. After the recent failure, the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer and dealer were not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

- Hoquiam, WA, USA

problem #7

Jun 282017


  • 11,444 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 04V480000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer was contacted (eastchester Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, 4007 boston road, bronx, NY) and a repair appointment was scheduled. After two hours of waiting at the dealer's, the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue, but offered no assistance. Also, whenever the vehicle was started, oil fumes were noticed and the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 11,444. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Newrochelle, NY, USA

problem #6

Feb 092011

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, there was a loss of power steering assist. The contact mentioned that the engine overheated and the engine temperature warning light illuminated as the drive belt failed. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was advised that the idle pulley be replaced. The contact also stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000 and the current mileage was 115,000.

- Amityville, NY, USA

problem #5

Apr 022013

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
Every time I turn on my heater and drive down the road a engine light will come on. If I leave the heater off for a few days it eventually goes off. My driver side window will act up as the door lock when the engine light is on. Another problem is the gaskets underneath the engine leaks going down the road. I know that it does have miles, but it's a well taken care car and I think you should feel safe going down the road. I have looked up these problems and there are more people with the same problems. I would never buy a Dodge.

- Saint Thomas , PA, USA

problem #4

Nov 302012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 128,000 miles
After driving through a small water puddle I lost power steering and generator. It wagon a windy mountain road and was very hazardous as it left usona blind curve in the rain. It turned out that the drive belt had come off. Is appears to be a common an known issue with Chrysler.

- Walnut Grove, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 282012


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that there was a loud explosion heard from the front end of the vehicle as the engine stalled. The vehicle was inspected by the contact's mechanic who located the failure at the engine belt tensioner bolt. The tensioner bolt failed and caused the engine to fail. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and the current mileage was 78,000.

- Yucca Valley , CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 122011


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph on a raining day, she noticed that the serpentine belt was detached. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer advised the contact that the serpentine belt needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however the failure recurred. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that there were no recalls for the vehicle. The failure mileage was 1,000 and the current mileage was 19,000.

- Lafayette , LA, USA

problem #1

Jun 072011


  • 140,000 miles
Serpentine belt slips off in the rain causing a loss in power steering, ac (for window defogging), power (no alternator when headlights are on during rain). When it slipped off, the ability to correct for loss of traction due to water was reduced due to lack of power steering and the windshield fogged up quickly due to the loss of the ac compressor. Slid of the interstate and slid down the median. Multiple other instances of belt slipping off (4 times in past 3 days), though at lower rates of speed. Dodge denies there is an issue even though there are many reports on the internet relating to this problem. It is also interesting that they now sell a upgrade kit that changes out the two non-grooved pulleys for grooved ones and add a belt with grooves on both sides. They said that they would only fix this problem when enough people reported the problem.

- Duluth, MN, USA