10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,032 miles

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problem #141

May 102002

Grand Caravan

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

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

problem #140

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 #139

Jun 012002

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Airbag light is on/horn, and cruise control stopped working. Dealer stated clockspring assembly needed to be replaced. Driver's side rear wheel cylinder had to be replaced.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #138

Jun 062002

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Consumer took vehicle to dealer for service. During service mechanic stated that air bag light was illuminating on dashboard due to clock spring malfunctioning.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #137

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 #136

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

problem #135

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 #134

Mar 192001

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bag light illuminates on and off while driving, dealer has replaced clockspring three times and the airbag module twice, consumer is afraid to drive vehicle.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #133

Apr 292002

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Airbag light is on, dealer determined clock spring assembly has to be replaced.

- New Haven, CT, USA

problem #132

Jul 012001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Clock spring failure from dealer diagnosis. Appears to be common problem. Airbag is safety item.

- Tipp City, OH, USA

problem #131

Jul 012001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Clock spring failure from dealer diagnosis. Appears to be common problem. Airbag is safety item.

- Tipp City, OH, USA

problem #130

Jan 022002

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Horn, cruise control, airbag have stopped working - clock spring problem"?"

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #129

Jun 152001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Clockspring problem -- "airbag" light on, no cruise control or horn failed.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #128

Mar 072002

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Harrisburg, NC, USA

problem #127

Dec 012001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The air-bag warning light flickered as the steering wheel was turned, then, eventually stayed lit. Dodge refused to cover the repair. It has not been repaired due to cost of diagnosis and repair. Also have poor opinion of service department.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #126

Feb 102002

Grand Caravan

  • miles
All 3 component failures listed in complaint due to failure of clock spring assembly. Chrysler is well aware of this problem as they have replaced over 124,000 of them but refuses to pay for the repair. My dealer qouted me $250 cost to repair. This is in line with research results for cost of this repair. Hopefully NHTSA can exert pressure on Chrysler to cover this defect as it is clearly a safety issue. Thanks for listening.

- Hudson, NH, USA

problem #125

Feb 012001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
1996 Dodge Caravan has the very common Dodge oil leak...airbag light on also..horn does not work.

- Winter Springs, FL, USA

problem #124

May 082001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Defect clockspring leads to airbag light is on, and propely mailfunction. The instrument panel started burning in the switch contacts and smoke came out of the dashboard. The car was parked with two small kids sitting in their baby seats. One of the kids, 3 years old manged to knock on the window for getting help. The fire stopped without making additional damages and nobody were injured. The fuses did not blow.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #123

Feb 012000

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling, the air bag indicator light would flash on, and horn would not work. Vehicle was serviced, and technician stated that clock spring needed to be replaced.

- Fountain Hill, AZ, USA

problem #122

Feb 212002

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The airbag indicator has turned on and will not go out. No failure codes are repoted. The horn will not work and the cruise control will not work. The windshield wipers go on by themselves occasionally. The left door lock will unlock and lock quickly when the key is turned to open the door.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

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