10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 30
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,226 miles

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problem #80

Jul 072003

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,100 miles
Camshaft on 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan failed (broke into two pieces) while driving down the Ohio turnpike with family (two young children) in the van - failure of all power assist and foward motion (other than coasting) was immediate. The vehicle was in the middle lane at the time and if the road had been busier the potential exisited for a major accident and possible injury/death. The vehicle had approximately 98,100 miles on it at the time (3.3L engine). This failure may be related to Chrysler tsb 09-008-01 which discusses camshaft failure with camshaft bearing wear. I would like to see daimler/Chrysler "step up to the plate" on the potentially dangerous situation and correct the problem prior to the failure occuring. I will be contacting D/C to pursue reimbursement for the new engine as an event like this should not occur.

- Marquette, MI, USA

problem #79

Sep 252002

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Consumer experienced vehicle shut down while driving. Dealer contacted.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #78

Nov 201998

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that at various speeds the vehicle stalls out. The dealer has inspected the vehicle several times and could not duplicate the problem. Battery, battery cable, alarm system, starter and cranksensor have been replaced. However problem still exists. Dealer states computer possibly causing stalling.

- Springfield, MA, USA

problem #77

Aug 052001

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumers daughter informed her that vehicle was smoking, consumer walked out to see vehicle smoking and in flames, prior to the fire the consumer had complained that vehicle idled fast and dealer could not find cause, claim 52-2509-400.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #76

Nov 172000

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Consumer started the engine when it caught on fire, claim 33-0270-578.

- Charlottesville, VA, USA

problem #75

Oct 132001

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, consumer could smell gasoline, consumer pulled over and heard a funny noise, smoke came from under the hood, claim 35-W757-894.

- Newark, OH, USA

problem #74

Oct 302000

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, consumer saw smoke coming from under the hood, consumer looked under the hood and thought it was okay to drive, about 4 or 5 houses down, vehicle caught on fire in the engine compartment, claim 49-3238-941.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #73

Aug 052001

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer noticed vehicle smoking, vehicle started to have flames come out, consumer had complained about vehicle idling fast and dealer could not find cause, claim 52-2509-400.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #72

Nov 172000

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer started the vehicle and the engine caught on fire, claim 33-0270-578.

- Charlottesville, VA, USA

problem #71

Oct 132001

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, consumer smelled gasoline, he pulled over and heard a funny noise, then smoke came out of the hood, claim 35-W757-894.

- Newark, OH, USA

problem #70

Apr 072000

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked on the side of the road when it caught on fire in the engine compartment, claim 04-1215-889.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #69

Sep 122000

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle caught fire in engine compartment while parked in carport, claim 03-3171-084.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #68

Feb 242000

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer took children to school and could smell gas, consumer had received a recall regarding the fuel pump, however after speaking with the dealer he did not believe this problem had to do with the recall, after package, vehicle went into house, neighbor called her and stated her vehicle was on fire and was totaled, claim 20-5211-880.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #67

Oct 302000

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was dropping off niece and noticed smoke coming from under the hood, consumer lifted up the hood and thought it was okay, after driving past 4-5 houses, consumer saw orange and stopped, vehicle was on fire, consumer had heard that there was a recall on the fuel line, claim 49-3238-941.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #66

Sep 122000

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle caught fire in carport in the engine compartment, claim 03-3171-084.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #65

Apr 072000

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked on the side of the road when it caught on fire, claim 04-1215-889.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #64

Sep 122000

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle caught fire in carport in the engine compartment, claim 03-3171-084.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #63

Oct 302000

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was dropping off niece and noticed smoke coming from under the hood, consumer lifted up the hood and thought it was okay, after driving past 4-5 houses, consumer saw orange and stopped, vehicle was on fire, consumer had heard that there was a recall on the fuel line, claim 49-3238-941.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #62

Apr 072000

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked on the side of the road when it caught on fire, claim 04-1215-889.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #61

Feb 242000

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer took children to school and could smell gas, consumer had received a recall regarding the fuel pump, however after speaking with the dealer he did not believe this problem had to do with the recall, after package, vehicle went into house, neighbor called her and stated her vehicle was on fire and was totaled, claim 20-5211-880.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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