really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,610 miles

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problem #6

Apr 122006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact had the vehicle repaired according to recall NHTSA campaign id number 00V268000 (fuel system, gasoline:fuel injection system) in 2005. While driving approximately 35 mph, he smelled a mild burning odor. Minutes later, he noticed smoke rising from the front end of the vehicle. Seconds later, the vehicle was engulfed in flames. The fire department arrived and extinguished the fire. The majority of the vehicle was destroyed and it was towed to his residence. An investigator from the fire department concluded that the fire began near the fuel lines. The manufacturer has not been notified. The contact still has possession of the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were 130,000.

- Southwest Canton, OH, USA

problem #5

Jan 022007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles
- the contact's vehicle was taken to the dealer for recall 00V268000 repairs. The dealer told the contact that the recall repairs had already been made on the vehicle per recall requirements. This repair was done on December 11, 2006. On January 2, 2007 after driving approximate 6 miles the driver smelled gas fumes so he drove the vehicle back home. The contact stated that the gas fumes killed 14 of the birds that were housed in his garage. The contact opened the hood and gas was leaking. The contact stated that he had noticed the vehicle was using more gas than it had previously. The vehicle was still slowly leaking gas 24 hours after he originally noticed the leak. The contact stated that the vehicle was not drivable and he has not yet contacted the dealer. The contact stated the check engine light was on. Updated 2/6/2007 - updated 03/21/07

- Huntertown, IN, USA

problem #4

Jan 162003

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,662 miles
Consumer smelled fuel while driving, vehicle was towed to repair shop. Mechanic determined a flexible fuel line is porous from frame to fuel rail, spraying fuel over engine.

- Lawrence, MA, USA

problem #3

Nov 012000

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Vehicle experienced an O-ring fuel leakage. Manufacturer notified, and informed that part was not covered under a recall. Feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #2

May 131999

Grand Caravan

  • miles
There is a leakage within the gas tank, and consumer can smell gas within the vehicle. Rollover valve is allowing fuel to pass into the vapor canister, resulting in a leakage from the gas tank.

- Green Cove Springs, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 041996

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Took vehicle to the dealer 3 times for repairs and the vehicle is still leaking gas which poses a potential fire hazard.

- Green Bay, WI, USA