10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,393 miles

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problem #47

Apr 042001

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles
I am aware that some Dodge Grand Caravan have had a problem related to a spring located inside the steering wheel that prevents the airbag from deploying in case of an accident, as well as preventing the horn from operating. I've contacted the dealership and was told that such recall didn't apply to my van, and after checking the VIN, it was confirmed that I was not part of that recall. However, when I hear that something that has gone wrong with my van is a recall in other vans, I tend to get a little suspicious.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #46

Feb 152001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The airbag and horn are no longer fundtional. The airbag failure light remains on most of the time. An intermittant wiring problem in the dash is suspected. I understand that this is a common problem.

- New Boston, NH, USA

problem #45

Jan 012001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
This vehicle had an air bag readiness light that stayed on, as well as the cruise control and horn failing. The clock spring mechanism was relaced by the dealer on 3-22-01 at a cost of roughly $200 to me (the owner). I have heard you are investigating this problem and would like to know if I am able to get reimbursed for this cost. Thanks.

- Waverly, NY, USA

problem #44

Nov 012000

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Intermittent failure - off/on for 3 years, total failure - air bag, horn, cruise control, 11/2000

- Evanston, IL, USA

problem #43

Mar 192001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Started car air bag dash light on, horn does not work, cruise control does not work. Had seen news paper story about investigation on this problem for my car, took car to dealer on 03/22/2001, dealer serviced car replaced clockspring, part cost $120 labor to install part was $84.60, which I had to pay outof my pocket, dealer said was not a recall as of this date. Please include me with theother 164 people that are complaining of a problem with the clockspring on 2.8 million daimlerchryler ag minivans, thank you bill courtney.

- Kendall Park, NJ, USA

problem #42

Jul 122000

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Airbag warning light stayed on, along with inoperative cruise control & horn.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #41

Feb 012001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Air bag light went on, horn failed, cruise control does not work. This is consistent with problems cited in a assoc. Press story on Mar 19, 2001.

- Laytonsville, MD, USA

problem #40

Mar 012001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
A piece inside steering wheel control unit broke. Also, air bags/ horn, and cruise control do not work. Has not contacted dealer yet.

- Pensucola, FL, USA

problem #39

Feb 282001

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Airbag light is on, horn and cruise control do not work.

- Glen Ellen, IL, USA

problem #38

Mar 032001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Air bag light would come on and remain after starting and driving vehicle. Windshield wipers comes on by themselves. Horn fails to function properly when in use.

- Berkley Heights, NJ, USA

problem #37

Sep 092000

Grand Caravan

  • miles
SRS light stay illuminated while the vehicle is in motion. Also, horn assembly and cruise control are inoperable. Dealer has been notified.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #36

Mar 262001

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles
While traveling noticed air bag indication light on, and problems with horn and cruse control.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #35

Jan 012001

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bags/horn, and cruise control all went out. Manufacturer has fixed problem. Consumer states spring in the steering column broke.

- Rochester, MI, USA

problem #34

Mar 212001

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Airbag light was on, horn and cruise control stopped working. Dealer replaced clock spring assembly.

- East Meadow, NY, USA

problem #33

Dec 202000

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Horn, cruise control & air bag indicator light stay lit. Consumer has noticed this for a while, but warranty has expired.consumer saw media alert, and will be contacting manufacturer.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #32

Mar 012001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Ea 01 007/ air bag clock spring: Vehicle experiencing no horn, and air bag light staying on. Dealer notified. Feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Mountainside, NJ, USA

problem #31

Mar 212001

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The horn/cruise control do not work, and air bag light is illuminated. Dealer has been contacted.

- Millington, TN, USA

problem #30

Dec 011999

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Horn has failed and airbag light has come on. Also the cruise control in not working.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #29

Mar 142001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
While driving horn and cruise control stopped working. Took to dealer, and they said that clock spring needed to be replaced. Also, airbags won't deploy. Consumer was worried about this being a safety problem.

- Harrisonburg, VA, USA

problem #28

Mar 212001

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Airbag clock spring needed to be replaced because airbag light came on. Also, cruise control and horn were inoperative.

- Arlington, VA, USA

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