10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,876 miles

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problem #113

Aug 122015

Grand Caravan

  • 2,020,000 miles
When driving my 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan the speedometer goes crazy and the RPM gauge fluctuates a little and the rpms rap out around 40mph and wont shift its like it hit safety mode or something I think it is my wheel speed sensor what do you think?

- Laingsburg, MI, USA

problem #112

Oct 152002

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Mr

- Succasunna, NJ, USA

problem #111

Sep 052002

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Air bag light was on all the time. Cruise control and horn were not fuctioning correctly.dealer was contacted.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #110

Aug 032002

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The clockspring in the steering column failed. This causes the horn, cruise control and airbag system to fail. There is no indication that the horn is out. Only the airbag light on the dash comes on. You don't know the horn is out until you need it! I had the same problem on my personal van and on my company van. They were bought from different dealers at different times. It is very hard to believe that a single driver can have the same problem on two different cars without there being an inherent design defect in this part. Please investigate this problem before lives are lost through the loss of the horn or airbags that don't work when needed. The conductors that feed the explosive charge to the airbag are open during this continuous fault and the airbag will not deploy in an accident.

- Enfield, CT, USA

problem #109

Jun 032000

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The clockspring failed on the date indicated. The air-bag, horn and cruise control were non-functional during the failure. I replaced the unit with a new one. I investigated why the unit failed by disassembling it. The flat ribbon cable in the unit failed from inadequate strain relief at the point of connection. All 5 conductors were broken due to repeated hard bending without adequate support at the connection point.

- East Longmeadow, MA, USA

problem #108

Aug 032002

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Airbag indicator light came on and noted horn and cruise control were inoperable. Research indicates airbag clock spring failure located in steering wheel. Intend to report to dealer.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #107

Sep 302001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Horn, cruise control, windshield wipers stopped working same time air bag light illuminated.

- Spring Valley, CA, USA

problem #106

Aug 012002

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Failure of the clockspring that controls three safety devices, the air bag.the horn and the speed control.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #105

Aug 112002

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Air bag light came on, and horn and cruise control failed simultaneously. Many other 1996 Grand Caravan owners have reported this same failure, and have been told the clock spring has failed. Given the number of identical complaints, this should be a recall item. I'm certain many more owners would report this if they were aware of so many others experiencing this problem, but give the modest cost of repair ($250 est.), most people have probably paid for this repair without reporting it since the potential safety problems are so serious (no horn or air bag!!) given the modest cost of repair and the serious injury that could result from not correcting this, Dodge should pay for this repair before someone is injured or killed. Isn't this what NHTSA is for? please help force Dodge to be responsible. Similar models and other model years have had problems with the same part, as well. Please respond, and let me know what I can do to encourage Dodge to correct this situation.

- Beavercreek, OH, USA

problem #104

Apr 202002

Grand Caravan

  • miles
No horn, no cruise control, clicking in column. And air bag light is on.

- Riverside, CT, USA

problem #103

Apr 232002

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The three components have ceased to work, apparently due to the clockspring. From information on the internet this is a frequent problem with theses vehicles.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #102

Feb 012002

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Airbag light was on, horn and cruise control stopped working, as well. Dealer has not been contacted.

- Columbia, TN, USA

problem #101

May 012002

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ea 01007; airbag light illuminates and stays on. Horn and cruise control are not operating as well. Dealer was notified, and a apppoiontment was made.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #100

Jun 282002

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Airbag light is on, horn and cruise control stopped working.

- Fruit Heights, UT, USA

problem #99

May 102002

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Airbag light is on, horn stopped working, and cruise control works intermittently.

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

problem #98

Jun 192002

Grand Caravan

  • miles
At 57K miles, the light came on for the airbag. This caused failure of horn & airbag.the manufacturer said it wasn't their problem. Dealer said they have had multiple cases of this. But each refused to repair it at no cost and charged over $300 for the safety repair. I am deeply concerned that this safety issue is not covered. It can cause financial hardships for not only us, but others as well. This vehicle has never been wrecked and I am the original owner. It appears that Chrysler has put a price on safety allowing those who cannot afford to repair their defective airbags to risk injury or death. Please let us know what can be done for the manufacturer to assume responsibility. Thanks, I appreciate your help.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #97

Dec 012001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The clockspring failure caused several components to stop functioning including the driver side airbag, horn and cruise control. I understand this is a fairly common problem among Dodge vehicles and am upset that they first charge a sizable diagnostic fee only to determine that this common problem has occurred rather than offering a free part replacement which would render the diagnostic uncessary. The air bag and horn should be considered by Dodge to be safety components and if this clockspring assembly is a commonly defective part, it should be replaced as part of a recall program.

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #96

May 012002

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ea 01 007 air bag clockspring: Consumer states the air bag light remains on while driving, also the horn and the cruise control works intermittently when turning to the right. The dealer notified. Dealer stated it could be a bad wire int he steering column or the clock spring, but could not determine problem unless steering wheel is taken apart.

- West Chicago, IL, USA

problem #95

May 022002

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Airbag light illuminated; horn inoperative; cruize control inoperative. Dealer replaced the "clockspring" ($297). Turns out every '96 Caravan owner I know has had this fail, and I didn't even know the horn wouldn't have worked if I'd needed it until the dealer pointed it out.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #94

May 282002

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Air bag sensor light came on and stayed on all day, indicating a malfunction of air bags/ horn, and cruise control.

- Provo, UT, USA

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