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6.2

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$200.00
Average Mileage:
148,818 miles
Total Complaints:
9 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (6 reports)
  2. fix loose fuse behind the dash (1 reports)
  3. hit the top of the dash real hard then they come back (1 reports)
  4. mnuftr control auxillary input and outputs possibly loose (1 reports)
  5. repaired loose shoulder joint behind odometer (1 reports)
1998 Dodge Caravan accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1998 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #9

Apr 012010

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Our 1998 Caravan had this issue... Everything online pointed to an electrical short. So, for almost a year I ignored it. We brought it in to a guy to replace the water pump and they happened to be off so we told him not to be concerned when nothing worked. When we picked up the car he had found a fuse under then dash that was loose. I know it sounds too easy, but we have had no problems with it going out again for some time. I don't know where exactly the fuse is, but I hope this helps someone else out with this annoying problem! I will update if the problem returns, but it went from happening weekly to not happening for almost two months.

- , Coeur D'Alene, ID, USA

problem #8

Mar 012008

Caravan 3.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

It also can have something to do with a bad ground near the battery to the fuse box or the instrument cluster itself.

- , Hermitage, PA, USA

problem #7

Jul 202005

Caravan 3.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

things come and goes as it wishes some times off for months at time

- , Baltimore, Maryland, USA

problem #6

Jan 092008

Caravan Sport 3.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 138,695 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

out of all the cars i had this one bites my ass but it has great fuel mileage but it make me wonder if this was know buy the manufactures if so they are jerks

- , Springfield, MO, USA

problem #5

Jan 032006

Caravan 3.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 229,907 miles

A young independent mechanic knew about the issue but the dealership did not...???

- , Toronto, Ontario, Canada

problem #4

May 012007

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 175,000 miles

What the hell, the dash instrumentation is possessed, it only comes on for 20 seconds when it feels like it. No reason for it, it could be off for months at a time.

I never really know how much gas I have, nor how fast going, nor temperature of the engine.It also effects the digital lighting for radio and clock.

I don't have a real grasp of the total millage, I just know its under well under 200,000 for a fact. We were quoted 800 dollars for the computer chip and only the chip. Crazy! how the hell do I get it smoged for registration? Can you say old fashion way of testing for oil, and fluids long before "smart dash" I love the minivan otherwise.

- , Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 092007

(reported on)

Caravan SE 3.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 230,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Dashboard display intermittently went dead. Dealer had no

clue - replaced clock spring (different issue). Although there is ample "buzz" out there concerning this problem, the dealer acted like they had no experience with this issue and said it would be $295.00 just to open up the dash and start trying to find the problem. Auto Electric professional said its probably a Body Control Module. Dodge has had so much trouble with this part that they will no longer sell one over the counter to anyone.

- , Southfield, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 052008

Caravan 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,757 miles

The Caravan will not start, play with the inside light switch t starts. dash gauges&ac go off/on.ac,front wipers&ac led stay flashing

- , St. Thomas, VI, Virgin Islands (US)

problem #1

Jun 012007

Caravan 3.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 175,000 miles

Instrument cluster stops working occasionally. Anyone with any help for me would be appreciated. I DO NOT want to put much more money into this car!!

- , Darien, NY, USA

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