10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,429 miles

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problem #22

Jan 032001

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There is a gas smell inside the vehcle. Consumer feels this is dangerous because gas is leaking all over engine and could catch on fire. There is a recall for the fuel rail, however consumer has yet to contact the dealer.

- Olmsted Twp, OH, USA

problem #21

Dec 012001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Vehicle is leaking fuel can smell inside the vehicle. Took vehicle to mechanic, and mechanic stated that fuel rail needed to be fixed.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #20

Dec 192001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
This component has a recall at NHTSA site but Chrysler has not recalled, it will cost $443 to fix, I do not have the money this close to christmas. When is Chrysler required to recall.

- Denham Springs, TX, USA

problem #19

Nov 022001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Had dealer complete recall # 99V216000 in early 2000, upon driving home and filling the fuel tank noticed large amount of fuel leaking under vehicle. Dealer towed vehilce back to dealership (their expense), and replaced "cracked" attaching nut from recall work. Drove home (70 miles) and discovered small quantity of fuel still leaking from tank fittings. Returned vehicle to dealer (my expense). Shop advised they tightened loose attaching nut from previous recall. Still noticed odor of fuel consistantly but could not see any leaks as previous. Due to concerns about fire safety (I'm the fire chief in homer) I took vehicle to local garage (my expense). They found this same attaching nut and fuel pump module assemble leaking and referred me back to the dealership. Returned vehicle to dealership on November 27, 2001 and picked it up on December 5 after they "replaced" sealing O-ring and attaching nut from previous recall (almost $100 of my expense). Filled fuel tank on Dec. 6 and discovered large quantity of fuel leaking from same area under vehicle. Reported problem to dealship and they advised to return vehicle to them for further repair, with them recommending and ordering replacement fuel tank. I suspect a combination of poor quality work and possible design flaws with the tank and fuel pump module assembly, nut and O-ring.

- Homer, AK, USA

problem #18

Aug 302001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Vehicle was leaking fuel from O-rings as described in recall 00V268000. Manufacturer has informed consumer that his vehicle was not included in recall. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Sugarland, TX, USA

problem #17

Aug 242001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
O-ring connection between fuel rail leaks gasoline onto valve cover and then exhaust manifold. Leaks most before engine warms up. Strong gas smell outside car warned of problem.

- Glenview, IL, USA

problem #16

Aug 012001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Fuel rail is leaking gasoline onto engine, causing vehicle to smoke. Dealer has been contacted. Manufacturer informed consumer that they are aware of the problem, but cannot issue a recall until the parts are made.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #15

Jul 162001

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Recall number 00V268000. Vehicle is experiencing recall problem, but not selected for manufacturer's recall. Fuel is leaking from fuel injection fuel rail.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #14

Jun 152000

Grand Caravan

  • miles
During a vehicle repair, non-dealer repair shop discovered leaking fuel injector rail and O-rings. Local dealership and manufacturer contacted but both stated there was no recall and refused to provide repairs at no cost. Your NHTSA campaign id number 00V268000 identifies a recall that is not being honored by the manufacturer or the local dealership. Fuel leakage is present currently. Dealer says owner must pay for repairs and may receive reimbursement at a later date. Complaint was given telephonically to DaimlerChrysler on June 15, 2000 and received confirmation of DaimlerChrysler's complaint reference number is 8765666. Dealer says no recall appears for this vehicle when search is by VIN number.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #13

Mar 192001

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer has fuel leaking from fuel rails at O ring. It's a 3.8L engine. Consumer is contacting manufacturer to see if recall 000V268000/ manufacturer's 895 applies to this vehicle.

- Saratoga, CA, USA

problem #12

Oct 012000

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is leaking fuel. Dodge dealership informed consumer that there was a defective fuel rail in vehicle. Consumer was informed vehicle was not part of any current recalls. There was a fuel smell when consumer was inside vehicle, . also, a small fire began from overheating of manifold.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #11

Mar 071997

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer smelled fumes in car. Then, consumer received recall00V26800 for fuel pump seal leakage. Took vehicle into dealer, and it was replaced. However, problem still occurred. Presently, can see gasoline leakage on pavement.

- Pelzer, SC, USA

problem #10

Dec 232000

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Consumer started to smell fumes very strongly. Took vehicle to mechanic, and mechanic said it was the fuel rail. Also, there was recall 00V268000 which dealt with same problem. Consumer felt ths vehicle should have been included in recall.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #9

Jan 162001

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer received recall 00V268 and went to the dealer to have repairs completed, however the dealer stated that the fuel tank would have to be replaced before the recall could be completed due to the fuel tank being warped, consumer feels the dealer should be responsible for the faulty fuel tank.

- Andrews Afb, MD, USA

problem #8

Sep 102000

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Replaced complete air condition system, front and rear, transmission, fuel injection, cv joints, fuel tank leaks, the list goes on and on.

- New Smyrna Beach, FL, USA

problem #7

Oct 142000

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer had recall 00V268 repair completed on vehicle, however the gas tank bursted into flames a few months after the repair was done.

- Marshfield Hills, MA, USA

problem #6

Jun 112000

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The fuel rail started leaking after removal; trying to change valve cover gaskets & using a certified auto mechanic, he verified the proper instructions for removal w/ the mitchell's service manual & now they are leaking fuel that could cause a fire; talked to Dodge parts counter & they are aware of problem & said they have modified the part but will cost me $160 for replacement of their poorly designed part. No recalls are listed and now a small job has turned into an expensive one.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #5

May 282000

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Fuel line that goes into fuel injector tube, was leaking. This can cause a fire. Also, front brake pads broke off inside of brake holder, and consumer has no front brakes.

- Bakersville, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 201999

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Due to the location and the design of the fuel line vent tube/clip and O ring the O ring has corroded, creating a fuel leakage. Consumer has contacted the dealer, dealer has yet to replace parts.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #3

Nov 161999

Grand Caravan

  • miles
This fuel rail was recalled on the 3.5 engine in the Dodge Caravan but not on the 3.8 the fuel rail is the exact same part as was recalled on the 3.5 but was not recalled on the 3.8 I had top repalce the fuel rail on my 3.8 with the same part as was recalled on the 3.5 engine. I feel that Chrysler should be made to recall the fuel rail on the 3.8 engine just as it had to on the 3.5 wengine. I do not believe I should have to pay for this repair which was just under $325. It is unbeleivable that I should have to replace a bad part on the 3.8L engine with the exact same part as was recalled on the 3.5L: Engine. Please contact me about this.

- Harrison, OH, USA

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