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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
132,723 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
1997 Dodge Caravan electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 232008

Caravan Sport

  • Automatic transmission
  • 153,168 miles


door ajar light flashes, interior lights flash, goes ding ding ding ding ding!!!! all the time. Seems to stop when you take your foot off the gas (which makes it hard to go anywhere in a timely manner). Also seems to occur more frequently if you are turning right, or if it is raining.

- , Errington, BC, Canada

problem #2

Mar 142007

Caravan 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 147,000 miles

The interior lights flicker on and off while driving.

- , Hanover, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 172003

(reported on)


  • 98,000 miles

When I start the car, the interior lights go on and off. The warning light on the panel go on showing door open (it's not) and the warning bell goes on and keeps ringing. If anyone has suggestions on what to do, please use the link below to contact me.

- , Bethlehem, PA, USA

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