really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,379 miles

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problem #14

Jul 052017

Grand Caravan

  • 170,000 miles
Fuel gage don't work after fuel pump replacement, ,,,gasoline spilled all over road

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #13

Feb 112017

Grand Caravan

  • 290,000 miles
The serpentine belt on 96-2000 Chrysler minivans slipping off is a known issue and has been for years. Time and time again Chrysler has refused to issue a recall for it. It is due to a manufacturing defect in one of the engine mounts causing a pulley misalignment. The belt slipping off causes loss of power steering, water pump, and alternator. The power steering loss can cause a driver to not be able to correct in time and cause an accident. The loss of the water pump can cause overheating resulting in engine damage. The loss of the alternator can cause the car to eventually stop running when the battery is drained, causing motorists to be stranded. I live in Alaska and I'm not always in cellular signal when driving and temperatures in the winter get down to -30 F at times. I can't wait sometimes several hours for a tow truck to get to me without risking hypothermia at those temperatures. This needs to be made into a recall so it can get fixed.

- Palmer, AK, USA

problem #12

Feb 292012

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
Hi I own a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan.have been having problems for about a yr. Tried contacting Dodge they said they couldn't help me or give me any suggestions. They said because the van has a lot of miles. I went online to research the problem. Apparently a lot of people are having the same issues as me.I did have my mechanic chk it out. He could not resolve the issue after 1wk. It started with a dead battery, the gauges on the dashboard sometimes not working, the ac is blowing hot air or not working at all and the drivers side window not going down.now none of the gauges work including my gas gauges, speedometer, air, window, car temp and the lights stay on when I turn the car on. I am a single mom I cannot pay ridiculous amounts of money for them to figure it out. There are a lot of people on the internet that have the same issues but have not addressed the issue with Dodge. Someone needs to do something about this issue. This is very dangerous I have run out of gas on the highway and on a road where gas is not off the exit. I am a mother of two and that's not safe. Please see if you could help me. Thank you

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #11

Sep 132011

Grand Caravan

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated the vehicle was parked and off when it caught on fire. The fire was extinguished and the fire department confirmed that the fire originated from the fuse box. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 100,000.

- Kosciusko, MS, USA

problem #10

Oct 262010

Grand Caravan

  • 64,744 miles
Repeatedly the entire instrument panel goes dead-no speedometer, odometer, or other gauges visible, also the gearshift indicator lights go dead. Have replaced entire computer at high expense, then had recurrence of problem. Have taken van to Dodge dealer but were unable to isolate problem. On Dodge forum this is a recurrent defect in these cars-see link www.topix.com/forum/autos/Dodge-Caravan/T4ajes74F3ac3voab.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #9

Dec 151999

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5 miles
The contact stated there have been numerous electrical problems which resulted in the dashboard panel lights flashing on and off while driving. She took the vehicle to a dealer for multiple attempts to correct this problem. Also, there was a leak within the roof, resulting in damage to the carpeting. There is a slashing sound within the roof compartment after a heavy rain. The carpet has been replaced five times, and the television was replaced once as a result of the leak.. updated 11/30/2005 - glazed serpentine belt caused grinding noise when turning. The left middle seat head rest came loose from the guide rod. The door sticks and the siding door makes noise when opening. The rear window rattles when opened. The fog lihjt are ionpertive. The horn spunded weak because the keyless entry remote needed to be reprogrammed. The tail light had moisture in it. The locking gas cap was hard to open. The rear tire had a slow leak.

- Hummelstown, PA, USA

problem #8

Aug 302005

(reported on)

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,552 miles
2000 Pontiac Grand Am safety recall regarding clockspring replacement. The clockspring recall was repaired the fuse for the blower motor, the back up lamps and turn signal blew out when the vehicle was put in reverse.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #7

Feb 022005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles
I purchased my vehicle 2 weeks ago when I was driving down the freeway, it felt like I hit something but nothing was in the road. I assumed I had a blowout. When I pulled to the side of the road the hood was smoking, and the tires were fine. I then proceeded to open the hood to find a fire. The fire department came to put out the fire and suggested that it was an electrical malfunction. I am currently in the process of having the vehicle evaluated to find out if this is true.

- Lenox, MI, USA

problem #6

Aug 012004

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Problems with vehicle's alternator, battery, brakes and electrical system. The consumer feels that the electrical problem caused them the replace the battery three times and the alternator twice in four years. The serpentine belt broke and left the driver stranded in rush hour traffic. The brakes failed which resulted in an accidents. Multiple brake components had been replaced prior to this accident. The consumer believes the vehicle is unsafe and request reimbursement.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #5

Feb 252004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I recently purchased my van used, and have had the following problems with it..the automatic door looks work when they want to. I have had my childs care seat come unbuckled from the middle bench seat before. My brake lights come on when they want to and stay on, in the middle of the night you will get up and find the brake lights have come on for no reason. The lastest problem is when you open a door on the van, the open door light comes on and my low gas light comes on and makes its warning tone and my fuel gauge goes to empty. When you close the door and the warning lights go off and my fuel gauge returns to full.

- Soldotna, AK, USA

problem #4

Nov 252002

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have taken vehicle to the dealer 7 times to fix electrical issues. When headlights are on dash functions crash, locks don't work, wipers don't work, check engine light on. Dealer has replaced fuses, re-wired, replaced body control module. Dealer is unable to resolve problem. Now dealer advises that in order to fix the problem, it will require 3 electrical harnesses, costing $3000!

- Huntersville, NC, USA

problem #3

Jul 202002

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There is a noise in steering wheel, vehicle vibrates when changing from drive to reverse gear. Contacted dealer. Electrical system problem

- Saint Marys, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 202001

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There was smoke coming from the vehicle, the insured pulled over checked under the hood and saw there was a fire, fire due possibly from the electronic corrosion system.(claim#51-0491-429)

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #1

Jan 242001

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experiencing multiple electrical system problems (tv, vcr, speakers, dome light, alarm system).

- Hershey, PA, USA