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6.5

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
144,898 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
1998 Dodge Caravan accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1998 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 052011

Caravan LX 3.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 175,000 miles

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

I have had a problem with the dash. Gauges etc... not working. Thought it was the BCM. Had different one put in didn't help. Mechinic said that it was probably the cluster panel. Have not replaced yet. Will work on that.

- , Greenville, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 212010

Caravan 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,496 miles

Hello, I brought this car used so there was no warranty. I have been putting money in it since I bought it seems like every month. I refuse to put all my earnings in it.however I really can't afford a new one right now. I forgot about the Dodge van I had years ago.It failed me and I left it on the side of the road.I promise I wont make that mistake again.Never Buy another Dodge Again!

- , Hempstead, NY, USA

problem #2

May 022008

Caravan LX 3.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles

While driving down the street the doors will start locking and re locking themselves over and over. The lights will flash and the bells will sound off. Drives me crazy.

- , Grandview, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 292008

Caravan 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,094 miles

No one can seem to figure out why this is happening. Bought this vehicle 2/19/2008, with 103,861 miles on it.It runs great but while driving on any slightly rough road, or God forbid you hit a bump, or dip in the road. The door ajar light flashes off and on, the bell dings, door locks clack off and on, then the dome lights also flash off and on, what a circus. The worse part is you don't dare drive at night, it's like being in a lightening storm. You will definitely attract attention, if you don't run off the road first!

The dealership said they can't fix it because to them it seems like a wiring short, which they say is near to impossible to find. I guess because the vehicle is 10 years old it would cost more to fix it than we paid for the used caravan. Remember when just about any guy could work on his vehicle, and fix it! Now corporate makes everything computerized and impossible to even guess what is wrong, never mind try to fix.

I am retired so $ is not so abundant, and everything is outrageous! Where does it STOP?

- , Parksville, NY, Afghanistan

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