10.0

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

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problem #48

Jan 072003

Grand Caravan

  • miles
When consumer was filling up the gasoline tank, the driver side door would not open. Please furnish additional information.

- New Fairfield, CT, USA

problem #47

Aug 092002

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles
While driving the side rear doors rattle at all times, they have been adjusted but they continue to rattle. The interior drivers side door panel is falling apart. Nlm

- Osseo, MI, USA

problem #46

Oct 061997

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittently when left turn signal is activated windshield wipers come on. Dealer has inspected and repaired vehicle, however problem has reoccurred. The vehicle would not start due to battery failure. The sliding door does not shut properly. Passenger door does not lock due to door lock motor failure. Drivers window makes noise due to regulator failure.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #45

Mar 101998

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Door locks lock and unlock while driving, dealer replaced body computer, right side sliding door lock would not unlock, dealer replaced the right side sliding door actuator, there was S a whirring noise again from the right side door when power locks are operated, dealer replaced sliding door lock actuator for the second time.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #44

Nov 132000

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Right sliding door makes whirring noise while vehicle is traveling approximately 15 mph.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #43

Mar 101998

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Door locks lock and unlock while driving, dealer replaced body computer, right side sliding door lock would not unlock, dealer replaced the right side sliding door actuator, there was S a whirring noise again from the right side door when power locks are operated, dealer replaced sliding door lock actuator for the second time.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #42

Nov 132000

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Right sliding door makes whirring noise while vehicle is traveling approximately 15 mph.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #41

Oct 012000

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Slider door locks failure-left does not lock even manually; right will not unlock except manually. A/C compressor failed - always smelled antifreeze until failure. Dodge will do nothing to help defray major cost. Wipers come on/off whenever they want especially when cold. Can put into drive/reverse w/O braking. Numerous other misc problems-brakes, transmission, front end.

- Brandon, VT, USA

problem #40

Oct 012000

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Slider door locks failure-left does not lock even manually; right will not unlock except manually. A/C compressor failed - always smelled antifreeze until failure. Dodge will do nothing to help defray major cost. Wipers come on/off whenever they want especially when cold. Can put into drive/reverse w/O braking. Numerous other misc problems-brakes, transmission, front end.

- Brandon, VT, USA

problem #39

Jun 012000

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Electric door locks on passenger side do not work locks properly when button is pressed. Takes several times to release door lock.

- St Peters, MO, USA

problem #38

May 312001

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Automatic door locks failed.

- Valrico, FL, USA

problem #37

Aug 281996

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The sliding doors were misaligned. Nlm

- Spotsylvania, VA, USA

problem #36

Mar 122001

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Airbag light is on, dealer found clock spring assembly needed to be replaced. Consumer states that he had to make 3 different trips to the dealer due to the first 2 trips did not resolve the problem. Brakes failed. Collapsing gas tank. Door locks inoperable.

- Whitthier, CA, USA

problem #35

Dec 181997

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Have had lock replaced (3) times left side, (2) times right side, contacted Chrysler, they refuse to pay for replacement for (6) time, said quote(" at some time the customer is responsible for repairs for the vehicle") when is the manufacture responsible for faulty parts? 5 times broken is defective design

- Texas City, TX, USA

problem #34

Feb 012001

Grand Caravan 4WD

  • miles
Windshield wipers come on by themselves, engine stalls when braking, sliding power door locks replaced 4X.

- Lyman, SC, USA

problem #33

Oct 232000

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Slider door locks have failed 8 times since purchased, first several times under warranty, now they charge me $25 for replacement.

- Baroda, MI, USA

problem #32

Sep 221999

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Left rear power door locks will only work if key is used.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #31

Mar 291996

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Left sliding door sometimes won't open from inside or out.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #30

May 172000

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Windshield wipers still engage by themselves originally repaired 05/99. Transmission went out AT30904 miles. Airbag light came on and horn stopped working had to replace click spring. Car stall while driving said it needed tune-up. When using ac or driving in rain and making a turn steering gets stiff and cannot control. Interior lights flash dealer could not duplicate. Power door locks lock and unlock by themselves. Had to replace axle due to it being bent when new transmission was put in. Had to get new tires because axle threw off balance. Keep replacing batteries. Drove car for 10 minutes and fan came on and stayed on after car was turned off.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #29

Dec 141999

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Automatic lock motor doesn't shut off right away when opened from keyless remote or during autolock when driving, struts are leaking oil at less than 50000 miles, windshield wipers lock up during cold weather, transmission slips out of gear during cold weather, front brakes vibrate and chatter: Pads and rotors have been replaced twice in the last 6 months, grinding noise from steering column, whinning noise during accelleration. Are there any recalls regarding these issues. The car is falling apart after 4 years.

- Broadview Hts, OH, USA

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