The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2002 Dodge Caravan, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: HEADLIGHT MALFUNCTION

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA05009

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: June 01, 2005
    • Date Closed: May 02, 2006
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Electrical System
    Exterior Lighting:Headlights
    Exterior Lighting:Headlights:Switch

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: SPEAKER FIRE IN THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE04049

    Component(s): Electrical System:Wiring: Rear Compartment/Trunk
    Equipment:Electrical:Radio/Tape Deck/Cd Etc.

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: HEADLIGHT MALFUNCTION

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE05004

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: February 02, 2005
    • Date Closed: June 01, 2005
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Electrical System
    Exterior Lighting:Headlights
    Exterior Lighting:Headlights:Switch

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  4. INVESTIGATION: POWER STEERING HOSE FAILURE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE03012

    Component(s): Steering:Hydraulic Power Assist System
    Steering:Hydraulic Power Assist:Hose, Piping, And Connections
    Steering:Hydraulic Power Assist:Power Steering Fluid
    Steering:Hydraulic Power Assist:Pump
    Steering:Linkages:Drag:Power Assist System

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  5. INVESTIGATION: FUEL TANK LEAK

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE02068

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary: Fuel tank rollover valve and/or gasket allegedly leak gasoline, which in the presence of an ignition source can cause a fire