really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
241,000 miles

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problem #3

May 012017

Grand Caravan

  • 193,000 miles
My Dodge keeps on having electrical issues with battery light coming on and battery is new lights flicker on and off on panel while driving. Concerning possibility of charging system not working as well. But alternator is new. Car wont start sometimes like the battery is dead but battery is new bought in 2016 Oct. It sometimes wont turn over and fact is the cars power doors are now beeping at me and not sure why. That just started. I got to unlock doors but now they buzz constantly. City driving mostly but scared to drive because it acts like it wants to stop completely.all this happens as I try and drive my car. One time this last week car didn't start, had to jump it started right up then. Im scared to drive this car.no one at bear auto told me this car had electrical problems. Redmond Oregon.

- Prineville, OR, USA

problem #2

Dec 242016

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 255,000 miles
Serpentine belt repeatedly comes off during rain, car wash, etc. Power steering goes out, water pump quits working, alternator stops working. This creates serious safety hazard, especially in traffic and/or at highway speeds. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of people with this complaint. Chrysler/Dodge turns a deaf ear to the request for a fix, always pointing to other possible issues (which at times are legitimate), while ignoring the design defect in their vans (which is always present). This is a multi-year problem involving several Dodge vans and there is still no recall issued by the government. Where is the protection NHTSA states is their mission? there is a simple, effective fix for this problem: Gates 38379K enhancement component kit price: $125.74 found on ebay. Please issue a recall!

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #1

Oct 312016

Grand Caravan

  • 275,000 miles
The contact owned a 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving 35 mph, an abnormal fuel odor was present inside the vehicle. The vehicle was pulled over to the shoulder lane and the engine compartment caught fire. The fire department extinguished the fire and filed a fire report. There were no injuries. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 00V268000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 275,000. The vehicle was destroyed.

- Lumber Bridge, NC, USA