really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
141,682 miles

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problem #7

Jun 262013

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 205,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that he smelled a strong odor of gasoline coming from the vehicle. The contact later noticed gasoline leaking onto the fuel rail. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnostics. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 00V268000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 205,000.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #6

Dec 092010

Grand Caravan

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that whenever turning the ignition off, an extremely strong odor of fuel emitted inside and outside of the vehicle. There was fuel leakage visible on the ground. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and repaired. The failure recurred and the muffler was replaced. The problem continued to occur. There were two different recalls related to the similar failure under NHTSA campaign id numbers 03E053000 (fuel system, gasoline) 00V268000 (fuel system, gasoline: Fuel injection system). The VIN was not included in the recalls and the vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Hazlet, NJ, USA

problem #5

Oct 142011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 128,000 miles
My gas tank dropped on the ground because both brackets holding the gas tank to the vehicle had rusted through. This could have been a very bad incident if I had been traveling faster on a road with heavy traffic.

- Bloomville, NY, USA

problem #4

Jan 212001

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 168,772 miles
After filling my 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan with gasoline last night, I heard something give way under the car as I was driving home. I discovered the bracket holding the gas tank up had come apart. By the next morning, the gasoline tank had collapsed onto the road. When the tow truck came to haul it to the repair shop, the fuel pump pulled away from the tank and dumped the load of gasoline onto the road - a very dangerous situation.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 132009

Grand Caravan

  • 151,000 miles
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE. Today, 13 Sep 09, while I was driving home from work on my normal route, I suddenly lost power and had to pull over. There was smoke coming out of the back of the van and underneath, and a very strong smell of gasoline. I put my flashers on and came to a stop off the side of the road. I looked in the side view mirror and there was smoke and flames coming from underneath the van. I immediately got out and called 911. A man who pulled over to help me tried to put out the flames, but he said there was a flaming puddle under the van and a line of fire coming down from the undercarriage and he said it was a broken fuel line. The van is a total and complete loss and is now a burned out shell. Had I not been able to get out and away from the vehicle in time, I could have been killed. This is not the first time I have seen a Dodge vehicle catch fire and burn to the ground from a fuel line failure.

- Richmond Hill, GA, USA

problem #2

Jul 072008

Grand Caravan

  • 150,000 miles
Van stops for no apparent reason. Just started in summer heat. Transmission acted up, had it serviced---now transmission made huge noise, no reverse, loud whining, all going out. Loud squeaks in supports, brakes replaced but still squealing even when pedal not pushed. Horrible fogging problems, have had to pull over and wipe windows inside and out when raining. Almost wrecked when vehicle stopped in traffic. Can't see due to fogging when raining. Just an accident waiting to happen---going to the junk yard. Manufacturer needs to own up to problems. Won't own another.

- Louisiana, MO, USA

problem #1

Oct 232007

Grand Caravan

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact sporadically smelled a strong odor of gasoline coming from his vehicle. The dealer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 00V268000 (fuel system, gasoline:fuel injection system), although the failures were identical. The contact would be responsible for the repair costs between $312- $700. The vehicle has not been repaired. He filed a complaint with the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 92,000 and current mileage was 106,000.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA