really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 2
Average Mileage:
160,000 miles

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problem #2

Mar 212016


  • 223,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Caravan. While driving various speeds, the contact smelled an abnormally strong fuel odor inside the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 06ve091000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 223,000.

- Clarksdale, MS, USA

problem #1

Sep 082008

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
9/8/2008 I was traveling on IR80 & I must of swerved a bit & the van struck a dot paddle marker @ humboldt mile marker 45 in Nevada. The van became engulfed in flames & overturned sideways at least 4 times. My mother & father parrished as a result of this accident, burned so much they couldn't recognize their gender. My wife & I escaped with her getting severely burned about 76% & I about 68%, we was transported to humboltd hospital then air transported to U of U burn center salt lake city Utah where she spent about 7 months in ccu burn unit & I about 3 months. The marker post was uprooted & struck the undercarriage of the van & detached the fuel line then punctured the cross member & depositing the fuel line in the hole the fire started then we overturned with a series of explosions. A mechanic explained the severed fuel line was a return line from the evap.canister to the fuel tank & that the fuel system stayed at 49 psi being fed by an electric fuel pump I remember driving speaking with my father, my wife & mom was sleeping in the back seat then I woke up on fire trying to escape the wreckage, I hollered @ my wife & I rolled out of the van. My wife checked mom she was dead then another explosion blew my wife to the front seat between where my dad & I sat, she grabbed dad but he wouldn't come cause of mom. Two people moved my wife after my father shoved her out. I started back to the van when another explosion engulfed my father. I dropped to my knees & told a bystander I just killed my mother & father. My children & family hired a big time lawyer & it was looking good until Chrysler filed for bankruptcy & cleared them from all lawsuits prior to their bankruptcy. My lawyer had to walk away with a $30,000 loss, she was 44 & I was 48 years old prime time of our life we still battle health issues from the burns & never got a red cent from Chrysler.

- Lodi, CA, USA